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 CongressOct 21, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on S. 1273 and H.R. 2426, "CASE Act"

This Key Vote Alert! Letter was sent to the United States Congress, supporting S. 1273 and H.R. 2426, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2019.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:15pm

Jailing CEOs to Please the Masses

Elizabeth Warren was one of my best law-school professors, but her political ambitions seem to have suppressed her once-reasonable instincts, particularly regarding corporate regulation. One of her recent proposals, the Corporate Executive Accountability Act, would upend hundreds of years of U.S. legal tradition and wreak havoc in boardrooms.

Letters to CongressOct 17, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on S.J. Res. 53

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate, opposing S.J. Res. 53, which would repeal the EPA's "Affordable Clean Energy" (ACE) rule.

Letters to CongressOct 16, 2019 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4634, “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019”

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, on the committee's hearing on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program and supporting H.R. 4634, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.”

Letters to CongressOct 15, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Barbara Barrett to be Secretary of the Air Force

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting the nomination of Barbara Barrett to be Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Letters to CongressOct 15, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Opposing H.R. 3, the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019”

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 3, the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019.”

Letters to CongressOct 08, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 209, the "PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act"

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Natural Resources, supporting S. 209, the “Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination (PROGRESS) for Indian Tribes Act.”

Press ReleaseOct 01, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Issues "No Rest Recess" Call to Action, Urging Passage of USMCA This Fall

Calling on all members to meet with local businesses and chambers of commerce to learn how enactment of USMCA will benefit their community

Letters to CongressOct 01, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter: USMCA Now!

This letter was sent to Members of Congress calling for action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).