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Press ReleaseFeb 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Administration Selects U.S. Chamber’s Donohue to Serve on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Board Will Help Craft a Workforce Strategy to Equip America’s Students and Workers with Skills They Need in Today’s Economy 

Above the FoldFeb 01, 2019 - 9:30am
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Inverting Conventional Wisdom on the Yield Curve

304,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in January 2019. The unemployment rate is 4.0%.

Above the FoldJan 28, 2019 - 11:00am
Volunteers Pack Free Meals For Government Workers During Shutdown

Fallout from the Shutdown

Thirty-five days. Eight-hundred thousand furloughed workers. More than five billion dollars in damage to the U.S. economy.

Above the FoldJan 23, 2019 - 4:30pm
A sign announcing the closure of the National Archives due to a partial government shutdown is displayed in Washington, D.C.

Shutdown Strains Businesses Across the Country

Leaders in Washington must come to the table and find a solution that reopens the federal government.

Press ReleaseJan 10, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: Preserve, Strengthen, and Expand the American Dream

Immigration, Infrastructure, Trade, and Corporate Governance Top 2019 Agenda Alongside Call for Bipartisanship

Above the FoldJan 10, 2019 - 9:15am
State of American Business 2019

State of American Business 2019 Live Blog

President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the top challenges facing the business community and lays out the U.S. Chamber’s policy priorities.

Above the FoldJan 07, 2019 - 9:00am
U.S. flag in front of the U.S. Capitol dome.

Good Government Wish List for 2019

We urge leaders in Congress and the administration to focus on areas of agreement and work together to advance our country’s best interests.

Above the FoldJan 04, 2019 - 11:00am
Customers shop at a Costco store in San Francisco, CA.

A Motivated Outbreak of 2020 Recessionaphobia

312,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in December 2018. The unemployment rate is 3.9%.

Press ReleaseDec 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Passage of the First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today on the passage of the First Step Act:

LetterDec 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Coalition Letter on S. 756, the "First Step Act of 2018"

This coalition letter on S. 756, the legislative vehicle for the First Step Act, was sent to members of the U.S. Senate.