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 10, 2021 - 4:15pm
United States Capitol, washington d.c.

Don’t Lose the Forest Through the Trees: Tax Hikes Will Harm the Economy and American Workers

The tax hikes Congress is considering tax will greatly weaken our economy, which will reduce job creation and wage growth for Americans.

Above the FoldSep 08, 2021 - 12:00pm
sign in restaurant window during time of Covid stating restaurant is understaffed and is hiring in a struggling economy, showing the plight of small businesses in the post-pandemic economy.

Worker Shortage Crisis Intensifying as Job Openings Rise Month over Month

The biggest problem our economy faces right now is getting workers to fill the historically large amount of open jobs.

Letters to CongressAug 09, 2021 - 12:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the Budget Resolution

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing S. Con. Res. 14, the budget resolution.

Above the FoldAug 02, 2021 - 8:30am
U.S. $100 bills with a red arrow going up depicting inflation

US Chamber Economists Committee Sees Transitory Inflation, Little Movement in Fed Funds Rate through 2022

The U.S. Chamber Chief Economists Committee breaks down their inflation expectations over the next 18 months.

Letters to CongressJul 30, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Extension of the Eviction Moratorium

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing an extension of the CDC's moratorium on evictions.

Above the FoldJul 29, 2021 - 12:00pm
Young Man in warehouse uniform stacks boxes and organizes boxes

Supply Chain Issues, Worker Shortages Impacted Economic Growth in Q2

The BEA released the GDP numbers for the Q2 showing the economy grew only 6.5% from April to June – here's why we are missing the mark.

Press ReleaseJun 02, 2021 - 12:00pm

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index Significantly Improves as Economic Recovery Accelerates

Survey indicates strong economic and business performance improvements through the first quarter, and forward-looking indicators show a positive outlook.

Above the FoldMay 06, 2021 - 3:45pm
A couple of small business owners hold and "open" sign in front of their shop.

K-Shaped Recovery Gives Way to Great Resurgence

This summer should mark the end of the K-Shaped Recovery and the beginning of the Great Resurgence. Read more.

Letters to CongressMar 30, 2021 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the "American Innovation and Jobs Act,” and the “American Innovation and R&D Competitiveness Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting S. 749, the “American Innovation and Jobs Act,” and H.R. 1304, the “American Innovation and R&D Competitiveness Act.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Press ReleaseMar 29, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Announces State and Local Policy Initiative to Promote Effective State Policies

“From data privacy to worker classification to discriminatory taxes to energy regulation, increasingly, policy issues of significant importance to the business community are migrating from statehouse to state house and from the federal government to state governments and vice-versa," said Tom Wickham, Senior Vice President for State and Local Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Many of these policies have outsized impact on the national economy and even local governments are considering policies that have implications well beyond their borders. This new initiative will improve strategic coordination, collaboration, and information sharing to help advance pro-business policy and stop policy that undermines the free enterprise system and job creation, irrespective of where those policies are under consideration.