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 CongressMar 24, 2020 - 3:30pm

Coalition Letter on Emergency Assistance for Nonprofits

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, calling for consideration for 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations in coronavirus emergency assistance legislation.

Letters to CongressMar 23, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on the CARES Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the members of the United States Senate supporting S. 3548, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act."

Letters to CongressMar 20, 2020 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the CARES Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act."

EventMar 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Women Taking the Lead March Reception Graphic

POSTPONED: Women Taking the Lead March Reception with HLA & CHSA

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED 

Letters to CongressMar 17, 2020 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Urging Senate Consideration of H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act"

This Hill Letter was sent to the members of the United States Senate, supporting Senate passage of H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act."

Letters to CongressMar 13, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Coronavirus Legislation to Support American Workers and Their Families

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on a legislative package intended to help American workers and their families weather the coronavirus pandemic.

Letters to CongressMar 12, 2020 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Legislation to Address the Coronavirus Pandemic

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Letters to CongressMar 04, 2020 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020"

This Hill letter was sent to the members of the United States Congress, supporting H.R. 6074, the "Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020."

Letters to CongressMar 03, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2484, the "Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Ways and Means committee's subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, on the hearing entitled, “Examining the Impact of the Tax Code on Native American Tribes," and supporting H.R. 2484, the “Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act.”

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2020 - 12:15pm

Key Vote Letter on S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act”

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act.”