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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.

Press ReleaseJul 09, 2020 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber's Donohue on ICE's International Student Policy: It ‘Will Inflict Significant Harm Upon American Colleges and Universities, their Students, the Business Community, and Our Economy’

"This policy could force tens of thousands of international students to leave the U.S. for reasons outside of their control and needlessly injects an immense of amount of uncertainty into our nation’s higher education system at a time when colleges and universities are grappling with significant logistical and financial challenges..."

Press ReleaseJul 09, 2020 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Issues Initial Agenda for Equality of Opportunity, Calling for Swift Policy Actions to Address Gaps Negatively Affecting Black Americans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released its initial Equality of Opportunity Agenda, calling for immediate, bold policy actions and private sector solutions to help close race-based opportunity gaps in four critical areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice.

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.

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 10:45am
Steel workers in El Dorado National Forest, California

U.S. Chamber Study Shows Commercial Construction Industry Poised For Recovery After Covid-19

The Q2 2020 Commercial Construction Index reveals a drop in contractors’ confidence and outlook for their industry amid COVID-19.

Press ReleaseJun 19, 2020 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Announces Featured Speakers for National Summit on Equality of Opportunity

CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, AT&T’s Randall Stephenson, PWC’s Tim Ryan, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Joel Wittenberg Among Lineup for Historic Event  Registration for virtual event opens today 

Press ReleaseJun 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

426 Chambers and Associations Join U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative

The 426 organizations representing 47 states will join the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity National Summit on June 25, which will explore some of the underlying challenges driving inequality of opportunity and chart a path to actionable, data-driven solutions.

TestimonyJun 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

Perspectives from Main Street: COVID-19’s Impact on Small Business

By Joe Shamess, Co-Founder and Owner, 

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.

Above the FoldJun 04, 2020 - 10:45am
Small business opeining doors after Coronavirus

Poll Shows Most Small Businesses at Least Partially Open Amid COVID-19 Recovery

The latest Small Business Coronavirus Impact poll indicates guarded optimism among American entrepreneurs.