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 CongressSep 23, 2020 - 12:45pm

Coalition Letter on Small Businesses in a Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Bill

This Joint letter between the Chamber and the Save Small Business Coalition was sent to the Members of the U.S. Congress on small business priorities in a Phase 4 coronavirus relief legislative package.

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing an Amendment expected to be offered by Rep. Abby Finkenauer to H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."

Letters to CongressSep 22, 2020 - 12:30pm

Key Vote Letter on H.R. 991, "Extension of Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the House of Representatives supporting H.R. 991, the "Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act."

Letters to CongressSep 21, 2020 - 10:30am

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

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting S. 209, the “Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination (PROGRESS) for Indian Tribes Act."

Letters to CongressSep 15, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4286 and H.R. 7308, "Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, on S. 4286 / H.R. 7308, the “Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act."

Letters to CongressSep 15, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 216 and S. 1149, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, urging cosponsorship of H.R. 216 / S. 1149, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act."

Letters to CongressSep 14, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 2694, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act."

Letters to CongressSep 10, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on COVID-19 Relief, a Substitute Amendment to S. 178

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate on the Substitute Amendment to S. 178, known as the COVID-19 "Skinny Bill."

Letters to CongressSep 08, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Broadband Connectivity and the Homework Gap

This Hill letter on broadband connectivity and the homework gap was sent to the Members of the United States Congress.