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

Press ReleaseNov 18, 2016 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber’s Harbert Reacts to Obama Administration Proposal to Limit Offshore Energy Exploration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, today issued the following statement regarding the Department of Interior’s five year plan for oil and gas development:

Letters to CongressNov 17, 2016 - 10:00am

Key Vote Letter in Support of S. 3110, the “American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016”

This Key Vote Alert! supporting S. 3110, the “American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016,” was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

Letters to CongressNov 16, 2016 - 5:30pm

Letter in Support of H.R. 5982, the “Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America’s free enterprise system, supports H.R.

AdNov 15, 2016 - 4:30pm

Get Our Rules Right Digital Ad Campaign

America’s regulatory process must be reformed so that the country can get back to work without the undue, unchecked burden of overregulation. To build support for commonsense reform, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a digital ad campaign focused on the need to #GetOurRulesRight.

Letters to CongressNov 15, 2016 - 3:00pm

Letter on H.R. 1669, the "Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2015"

This letter was sent to the members of the House Judiciary Committee in support of H.R. 1669, the “Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2015,” which the Committee is marking up tomorrow.

CommentNov 14, 2016 - 4:30pm

Comments to DOE on Proposed Energy Conservation Standards for Walk-In Cooler and Freezer Refrigeration Systems

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND ELECTRONIC MAILTO: Appliance and Equipment Standards ProgramU.S. Department of EnergyBuilding Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B1000 Independence Avenue SWWashington, DC 20585–0121(WICF2015STD0016@ee.doe.gov)

Press ReleaseNov 04, 2016 - 10:00am

New Energy Institute Report Finds that U.S. Could Lose Nearly 15 Million Jobs If Hydraulic Fracturing is Banned

Latest Energy Accountability Series Report Examines “Keep it in the Ground” Impacts

CommentNov 02, 2016 - 4:00pm

Comments to DOE on Proposed Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND ELECTRONIC MAILTO: Mr. John CymbalskyU.S. Department of EnergyBuilding Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–5B1000 Independence Avenue SWWashington, DC 20585–0121(ConventionalCookingProducts2014STD0005@ee.doe.gov)

Letters to CongressNov 02, 2016 - 2:00pm

Letter to OMB on Proposed Financial Assurance Rule for Hardrock Mining Industry by EPA under CERCLA

TO: The Honorable Shaun Donovan Director The Office of Management and Budget 725 17th St, NW Washington, DC  20503   Dear Director Donovan:

CommentNov 01, 2016 - 2:15pm

Multi-Association Comments to EPA on Proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) Design Details

TO: U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyAttention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0033EPA Docket Center, U.S. EPA, Mailcode: 28221T1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20460RE: Clean Energy Incentive Program Design Details, Proposed Rule, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0033, 81 Fed. Reg. 42,940 (June 30, 2016)