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Maryland Democrat Says Bipartisanship The Key To Courting Businesses

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Maryland Democrat John Delaney says a new report highlighting a weakening U.S. business climate shows why lawmakers need to set aside their partisan fighting.

Bloomberg released a report this week that ranks Canada as friendlier for businesses than the U.S. Congressman Delaney, a former CEO, says the report highlights the need for party leaders to work together where there's agreement on issues like transportation, immigration and education.

"We need a leadership structure, and both sides are equally guilty of this. we need a leadership structure that focuses on substantive, bipartisan legislation and not on messaging bills," Delaney says.

Delaney says the president has an opportunity to cut through the hyper-partisanship when he addresses the nation next week. 

"I'd love to see the president give a very bipartisan State of the Union address where he encourages his party and obviously the Republican Party to work together and stop with these silly messaging bills."

The State of the Union address is scheduled for Tuesday.

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