Congressional and Public Affairs

The Congressional and Public Affairs Division is the Chamber’s lobbying team with a footprint in Washington and across the country. We work to keep the House and Senate focused on the Chamber’s top priorities.

As the team’s fearless leader, Chamber Senior Vice President Jack Howard, likes to say, “Members of Congress can run but they cannot hide.”


Our powerhouse team consists of 11 DC-based lobbyists, who work in a satellite office steps from the Capitol, and a regional team of 17 that works directly with state and local chambers and member businesses from nine offices across the United States.

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressDec 11, 2019 - 7:00am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 5038, "Farm Workforce Modernization Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 5038, the "Farm Workforce Modernization Act."

Letters to CongressDec 10, 2019 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1790, the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2020"

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting S. 1790, the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2020."

Letters to CongressDec 10, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 3, "Lower Drug Costs Now Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 3, the "Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019."

EventDec 06, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Women Taking the Lead - December Reception with Black Girl Magic (BGM) Network

Join Women Taking the Lead and Black Girl Magic (BGM) Network on December 6th for a reception celebrating two powerful networks of female leaders in Washington, DC. 

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Health Care Pricing Proposals

This Hill letter was sent Congressional Leadership, on several health policy proposals.

Letters to CongressNov 25, 2019 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2877, "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting S. 2877, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressNov 19, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Banking Committee on S. 2877, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, supporting S. 2877, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 4634, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 4634, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019."

EventNov 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Women Taking the Lead - November Luncheon

Join Women Taking the Lead on November 18th to connect with women leading in the Governors’ offices. 

Letters to CongressNov 12, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 4863, the "United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 4863, the “United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019.”