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6 for '16

In 2016, the U.S. Chamber has six overriding priorities -- 6 for ’16 -- areas with the greatest potential to spur economic growth, create jobs, reform government, and preserve and defend American businesses and enterprise. 6 for ’16 includes: fighting regulations, defending our financial system, advancing trade, growing American energy, electing the right candidates, and answering attacks on American business.

Our 6 Priorities for 2016

Fighting Regulations

The Chamber will fight the administration’s final-year regulatory assault and its enforcement over-reach with every tool at our disposal.

If the administration does everything it wants to in labor, environment, and capital markets rules and enforcement actions, it will push an already weak economy into a recession.

Defending Our Financial System

The Chamber will defend America’s financial institutions and our capital markets from destructive attacks.

We should be praising and perfecting our capital markets as a crown jewel of our economic system—not trying to blow them up.

Advancing Trade

The Chamber will work to expand our trade all over the world to create good American jobs here at home.

Trade is one of our best opportunities to find new customers for our small, medium, and large companies and create new American jobs.

Producing American Energy

The Chamber will fight for the expansion American energy of all kinds.

Abundant, affordable energy has lowered costs, attracted manufacturing and investment to our shores, nearly eliminated our reliance on foreign sources, and can help generate untold billions of dollars to help pay for the entitlement costs of an aging population.

Electing the Right Candidates

The Chamber will pull out all the stops to help elect pro-business candidates.

Nothing we could do this year would have a greater impact on the treatment of our businesses than electing the right people to office.

Answering Attacks on American Business

The Chamber will defend the American community from the most serious political and ideological assault we have seen in decades.

It is government, not the American business community, that has fallen down on the job and must be reformed.

Recent Activity

ReportNov 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors

"Sue and Settle" refers to when a federal agency agrees to a settlement agreement, in a lawsuit from special interest groups, to create priorities and rules outside of the normal rulemaking process. The agency intentionally relinquishes statutory discretion by committing to timelines and priorities that often realign agency duties. These settlement agreements are negotiated behind closed doors with no participation from the public or affected parties.

Issue BriefJun 13, 2017 - 11:45am

Trans-Caspian East-West Trade & Transit Corridor Forum

On June 26 – 27, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be an Official Partner of the Trans-Caspian East-West Trade & Transit Corridor Forum

LetterMar 21, 2017 - 10:15am

Key Vote Alert on the American Health Care Act

This key vote alert letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the American Health Care Act.   

LetterMar 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

Letter Applauding Introduction of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act

On March 20, 2017, the Chamber sent a letter to Congresswoman Herrera Beutler applauding the introduction of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act. This legislation would support state-based association health plans that currently exist and ensure that they are able to continue operating under state and federal law. 

Press ReleaseJan 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds House Passage of Regulatory Reform Measure

Bradley: ‘We have to get these rules right’ WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today praising House passage of H.R. 5, which includes the Regulatory Accountability Act: 

Press ReleaseJan 03, 2017 - 6:15pm

U.S. Chamber Comment on House Regulatory Reform Measures

As the House begins consideration of numerous regulatory reform measures, the below quote can be attributed to William Kovacs, U.S. Chamber senior vice president of Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs:

CommentDec 21, 2016 - 4:45pm

Comments to EPA on Proposed Determination on MY 2022-2025 Light Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards under Midterm Evaluation

TO: Christopher LieskeOffice of Transportation and Air QualityAssessment and Standards DivisionU.S. Environmental Protection Agency2000 Traverwood DriveAnn Arbor, MI 48105 Submitted electronically to www.regulations.gov

Press ReleaseDec 14, 2016 - 8:00am

U.S. Energy Security Continues Marked Improvement According to Latest U.S. Chamber Analysis

America’s energy security is at its strongest point in two decades, according to the latest edition of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy’s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk.

Press ReleaseDec 06, 2016 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Gathers Massive Support for Quick Consideration of Regulatory Reform Legislation in 115th Congress

In a letter sent to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan yesterday, associations and chambers of commerce from across the country urged Ryan to make consideration of the “Regulatory Accountability Act” an early priority for the 115th Congress.

CommentDec 05, 2016 - 5:00pm

Comment Letter on the DOL's Proposed Rule Regarding Form 5500 Revisions

  December 5, 2016 Submitted Electronically – e-ORI@dol.govOffice of Regulations and InterpretationsAttn: RIN 1210-AB63Annual Reporting and DisclosureRoom N-5655Employee Benefits Security AdministrationU.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Ave., NWWashington, DC 20210