JANESVILLE, Wis. – First Congressional District candidate Bryan Steil announced today the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Steil has worked for manufacturing companies for the last nine years and saw firsthand how Washington can get in the way of job creation and wage growth. In Congress, Steil will stand up for American workers and work to create high wage jobs, lower the cost of healthcare and close the skills gap in the workforce.

Bryan Steil: “I am proud to have the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A strong economy means more jobs and higher wages for Wisconsinites. I will use my background in manufacturing to create high wage jobs and prepare the workforce for the jobs of the future.”

John Kirchner, executive director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Midwest Region at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: “Bryan Steil has the experience, the dedication, and the chops to make a real difference as a pro-jobs, pro-growth leader for Wisconsin. The First District would be well-served by electing a problem solver like Bryan to Congress. At a time when open jobs outnumber the people available to fill them, he’s proven he’s ready to roll up his sleeves and put his background in manufacturing and education to good use, finding solutions to build up our workforce and our economy for the future. The U.S. Chamber is proud to support his candidacy.”

Bryan Steil won the Republican nomination for the First Congressional District on August 14 with over 51 percent of the vote in a five-way contest. Steil is running for Congress to fight for American workers and prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future. Steil is a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and has a strong background as a business leader. For the past nine years, Steil has worked for manufacturing companies in Rock County and has learned the importance of fiscal discipline and risks of government red tape. Steil was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he currently lives.