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 CongressJan 15, 2020 - 10:15am

Coalition Letter to the Senate on the USMCA

This Coalition letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Letters to CongressJan 15, 2020 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the USMCA Implementation Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting the "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act."

Letters to CongressJan 09, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the Nomination of Paul Ray to be Administrator of OIRA

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting the nomination of Paul Ray to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget.

Press ReleaseDec 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber’s Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement after the Senate voted to approve reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank for seven years:

Letters to CongressDec 18, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 5430, the USMCA Implementation Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 5430, the "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act."

Letters to CongressDec 17, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Bills

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations legislation.

Letters to CongressDec 17, 2019 - 1:30am

Coalition Letter on the USMCA

This Coalition letter was sent to the U.S. Congress supporting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Letters to CongressDec 16, 2019 - 1:15pm

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

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting S. 1790, the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2020."

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 to the House 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."