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Economic Policy

The U.S. Chamber's Economic and Tax Policy Division focuses its work on advancing policies that create jobs and foster economic growth.

Our division is committed to pro-growth tax policies that preserve America's global competitiveness and is opposed to tax increases that reduce businesses' ability to grow, invest, and create jobs. We believe a successful economy depends on a tax code that rewards achievement, encourages investment, and promotes growth. Below you will find links to our policy objectives and accomplishments, recent Hill communications, and other relevant materials.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldSep 19, 2017 - 10:00am
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History and Hope Mix for Bipartisan Tax Reform

Comprehensive tax reform, current edition, resembles the successful 1986 effort in many ways.

Above the FoldSep 12, 2017 - 12:45pm
Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist and Maxine Turner, U.S. Chamber Council on Small Business chair.

Small Businesses Know It’s Time for Tax Reform

It’s been 31 years since the last overhaul of our nation’s tax code in 1986, and America’s Main Streets cannot wait another 31 years.

Above the FoldSep 05, 2017 - 11:00am
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Tax Reform Under History’s Light

Tax reform’s chances are better in this Congress than at any time in the past 30 years.

EventAug 31, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Annual Labor Day Briefing

U.S. Chamber’s Randy Johnson and J.D. Foster will host a press briefing regarding the Chamber’s priorities for the second half of the 115th session of Congress. The topics to be discussed will include labor regulations, comprehensive tax reform, health care reform, and workplace issues.

Above the FoldAug 31, 2017 - 9:00am
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The Labor Market’s Next Chapter: Wages

The U.S. labor market is turning the page to the last chapter of recovery from the recession ending over eight years prior.

Above the FoldAug 30, 2017 - 9:30am
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What History Teaches Us About Tax Reform

Reviewing and respecting the lessons from the last major tax reform over thirty years ago illuminates the road ahead.

Above the FoldAug 24, 2017 - 9:00am
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Full Employment’s Surprising Implications

American labor markets are finally turning the page on the Great Global Recession.

Above the FoldAug 23, 2017 - 9:00am
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks during a news conference Wednesday at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP

What Rules of Origin Mean for North American Competitiveness

[This is part of an ongoing series entitled “Modernizing NAFTA,” which examines the importance of modernizing the N

Above the FoldAug 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, speaks to reporters after a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. President Barack Obama and top lawmakers from both parties reached a tentative budget agre

Inverted Logic on Corporate Inversions

Sen. Durbin and Rep. DeLauro are seeking to single out and punish a small number of companies.

Above the FoldAug 17, 2017 - 10:30am
General James Mattis, U.S. secretary of defense, speaks during a news conference with Tomomi Inada, Japan's defense minister. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Sec. Mattis: Why America Must Engage with the World

"And by the time they got done, they created a new world order, and every nation on Earth … has actually benefitted."