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

EventJun 19, 2019 - 5:00am to 7:00am

Spirit of Enterprise Reception with Award Winners and the Business Community

A reception to celebrate our Spirit of Enterprise award winners along with members of the business community.

EventMay 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Morning Coffee Hour with the Problem Solvers Caucus

A morning coffee hour with Co-Chairs Josh Gottheimer and Tom Reed and other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus.

ArticleApr 29, 2019 - 12:30pm
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Spring Break isn’t always a break for Congress

The Chamber's lobbying teams in D.C. and across the country didn't take a break this spring.

Above the FoldApr 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Washington Post: How the U.S. Chamber is Adapting, Evolving, Leading

"So what we’re doing – and this is critical – is adjusting and responding to the new politics," said President and CEO Tom Donohue.

ArticleApr 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Tax Cuts Make Tax Day Less Painful

Why Main Street businesses are feeling better about taxes this year.

Issue BriefApr 09, 2019 - 2:30pm

What Does Tax Reform Mean To You?

An issue brief on what tax reform means for workers and companies across the United States.

Letters to CongressApr 08, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 1644, "Save the Internet Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 1644, the “Save the Internet Act.”

Press ReleaseApr 04, 2019 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Recognizes 318 Members of Congress for Pro-Business Votes

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored 263 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 55 members of the U.S. Senate with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of their support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 115th Congress.

EventApr 04, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Spirit of Enterprise Awards

A reception honoring Members of Congress with the Chamber's 2018 Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 115th Congress.