Debt and Deficit

The United States has a debt problem—and it threatens not only our long-term fiscal health, but also our future as a competitive and growing nation. Put simply, the federal government has been spending at a faster rate than revenues come in, resulting in large budget deficits and unsustainable levels of debt.

The Chamber is calling for government reforms that will address the looming crisis of unsustainable entitlement programs, keep deficit spending low for the long-term, and rein in our growing debt.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressMar 05, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the American Rescue Plan

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the "American Rescue Plan."

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

InSTEP: Global Risk with Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s International Affairs Division will host Eurasia Group Founder and President Ian Bremmer for a discussion of global risk in foreign policy, global trade and national security.

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Pandemic Relief and the American Rescue Plan

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on pandemic relief and the American Rescue Plan.

Letters to CongressFeb 09, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Budget Committee on the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be OMB Director

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on the Budget, supporting the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Letters to CongressFeb 08, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be OMB Director

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, supporting the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.

Press ReleaseApr 01, 2020 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Releases Two New Step-by-Step Guides for COVID Employer Tax Credit, Disaster Loans

"These comprehensive guides ensure business owners fully understand what aid is available to them and how to access those funds as quickly as possible. We are committed to ensuring no family or business goes bankrupt due to financial hardships associated with the coronavirus.”

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

Letters to CongressDec 18, 2019 - 10:00am

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

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations legislation.