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 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.

Press ReleaseJun 22, 2020 - 8:15am

U.S. Chamber Recognizes 259 Members of Congress with Spirit of Enterprise Award for Pro-Business Votes

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored 210 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 49 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 first session of the 116th Congress.

Letters to CongressJun 19, 2020 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Policing Reform Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on legislation relating to policing reform.

Letters to CongressJun 16, 2020 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, on H.R. 2, the "INVEST in America Act."

Letters to CongressJun 10, 2020 - 8:30am

Coalition Letter on Assistance for Childcare Providers

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, urging the next COVID-19 response package to include temporary emergency assistance targeted to licensed childcare providers.