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 CongressJul 09, 2020 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on FY21 Appropriations for Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

Letters to CongressJul 08, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.

Letters to CongressJul 02, 2020 - 3:00pm

Joint Letter: Business Leaders Call on President, VP, and NGA to Lead on Face Covering Concerns

This joint letter was sent to the President, Vice President, and Governors Hogan and Cuomo expressing concern for current face covering policies.

Letters to CongressJul 01, 2020 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission

This letter was sent to members of the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Letters to CongressJul 01, 2020 - 11:00am

Coalition Letter on Amendment 2193 in S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This coalition letter was sent to Senate Leadership on amendment 2193 in S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Letters to CongressJul 01, 2020 - 9:30am

Coalition Letter on the inclusion of H.R. 535, the "PFAS Action Act" in the NDAA FY21

This coalition letter was sent to members of the House Armed Services Committee regarding the inclusion of H.R. 535, the "PFAS Action Act" in the NDAA FY21.

Letters to CongressJun 30, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4049, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021”

This letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate on S. 4049, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

Letters to CongressJun 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act

This letter was sent to members of the United States House of Representatives, on H.R. 2, the "Moving America Forward Act."

Letters to CongressJun 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2563, the ILLICT Cash Act

This letter was sent to members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, on S. 2563, the "ILLICT Cash Act."

Letters to CongressJun 23, 2020 - 3:45pm

Coalition Letter on Policing Reform

This Coalition letter was sent with 100 signatories, on legislation related to policing reform.