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

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

Press ReleaseDec 05, 2016 - 6:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Slams Decision to Deny Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision supported by the Obama administration to deny the final easement needed for the Dakota Access pipeline, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st  Century Energy, issued the following statement:

Above the FoldDec 01, 2016 - 1:00pm
Navy running back, Reggie Campbell, stiff-arms Temple University players.

Obama’s Regulatory Rush to the Finish Line

As many as 98 new major regulations could be finalized before the President-Elect Trump takes office.

CommentNov 22, 2016 - 10:45am

Comments to DOE on Proposed Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND ELECTRONIC MAILTO: Mr. John CymbalskyU.S. Department of EnergyBuilding Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B1000 Independence Avenue SWWashington, DC 20585–0121(ResFurnaces2014STD0031@ee.doe.gov)