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

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.

Press ReleaseMar 18, 2021 - 9:00am

Commercial Construction Contractors’ Outlook Lifts on Rising Revenue Expectations

Concerns about finding skilled workers, material costs, and steel tariffs linger

Letters to CongressMar 08, 2021 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Main Street Tax Certainty Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting H.R. 1381 and S. 480, the “Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2021.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressJan 26, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of Commerce

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on the Nomination of Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Above the FoldJan 19, 2021 - 1:00pm
2020 Economic Analysis

Economic Analysis: A Look Back at 2020

From the start of the pandemic in March, we chronicled what was happening in the economy. Here is what we found and what we expect in 2021.

Press ReleaseJan 11, 2021 - 6:00am

U.S. Chamber Economic Analysis Underscores Uneven Recovery

Half of Industries Profiled Doing Better, Half Doing Worse Since the Pandemic Began 

In the NewsJan 06, 2021 - 4:45pm

DOL Announces Independent Contractor Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its final rule on independent contractors will be published in the Federal Register on January 7. Click here for a copy of the rule.

Letters to CongressDec 21, 2020 - 4:15pm

Key Vote Letter on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the COVID-19 Relief Package

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the omnibus COVID-19 relief legislative package.

Press ReleaseDec 10, 2020 - 9:00am

Less Availability of Building Materials Emerges as a Significant Pandemic Challenge for Contractors

71% of commercial construction contractors face at least one material shortage