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 FoldMay 25, 2017 - 10:30am
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It’s Time To Scrap the Debt Limit

The practical effect of the debt limit has been to manufacture a series of distracting and economically dangerous political crises.

Above the FoldMay 24, 2017 - 8:00am
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Small Business Owners Bullish On Growth Despite Economic Jitters

The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is a new national quarterly survey of small business owners.

LetterMay 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Letter to Chairman Brady in support of Comprehensive Tax Reform

This letter was sent to Chairman Brady and the members of the Committee on Ways and Means expressing the Chamber’s commitment to comprehensive tax reform.

Above the FoldMay 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Vice President Mike Pence Speaks at the U.S. Chamber

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the U.S. Chamber’s “Invest in America!” Summit.

Above the FoldMay 09, 2017 - 11:00am
U.S. President Donald Trump with Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

How Allies Of Trade Came to NAFTA’s Defense

I have been impressed to learn just how broad support for NAFTA is among American companies of every size, sector, and region.

Above the FoldMay 03, 2017 - 10:30am
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What Do Trade Deficits Really Tell Us About the Economy?

What causes trade deficits? Whether bilateral, aggregate, short-term or long, understanding their causes is essential – whether they are harmful or not, whether they are the product of bad domestic policies or unfair foreign trade practices, or whether they are just a feature of a global economy much like temperature is a feature of the climate.

Press ReleaseApr 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Trump Administration’s Tax Reform Outline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement regarding the tax reform outline released today by the Trump administration:

AdApr 21, 2017 - 3:45pm

Tax Reform Radio Ad

Listen to this news release with Caroline Harris, chief tax counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discussed what the institution wants to see in tax reform.

Above the FoldApr 18, 2017 - 9:30am
U.S President Barack Obama shake hands with President-elect Donald Trump during the 58th presidential inauguration. Photographer: Saul Loeb/Pool via Bloomberg

Tax Reform Could Be An Answer To The Fiscal Nightmare Left By Obama

The CBO recently released its annual nail-biting review of the nation’s fiscal future under current policy. Bottom line – it still stinks.

Above the FoldApr 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Here's 4 Things Members of Congress Should Be Thinking About While On Recess

When members of Congress go home, it's no vacation.