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

CommentAug 14, 2019 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Comments on Docket No. USTR-2019-0009: Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of France's Digital Services Tax

On August 14, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to USTR on the Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax pursuant to Federal Register Notice (FRN) 2019-15081/Docket No. USTR-2019-0009, as published on July 16, 2019.

ArticleAug 04, 2019 - 2:15pm

Space News Op-ed | Small Satellites are Big Business

The need for a more robust approach to commercial space is clear.

Comment, Letters to CongressJul 18, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Comments on Indexing Capital Gains Basis for Inflation

This letter was sent to Secretary Mnuchin in support of indexing capital gains basis for inflation.

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2019 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on Tax Protocols

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate, urging the ratification of several tax protocols before the Senate.

EventJul 09, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Discussion with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Small Satellite Integration

Please join the Procurement and Space Industry Council for a policy roundtable featuring keynote remarks from Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

EventJun 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

The U.S. Chamber hosts Bill Gerstenmaier and Rick Leach on ISS and Future Gateway

The ISS national lab is an unparalleled platform for space research and development across a range of academic, commercial, and government users. The roundtable event will present how the ISS national laboratory operates, how to work with the ISS, and what developments will be required to move beyond the space station to the Gateway.

EventMay 06, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Commercial Aviation and Space Launch Airspace Management Roundtable

On Monday, May 6, the U.S. Chamber's Procurement and Space Industry Council will host Kelvin Coleman and Kevin O'Connell for a discussion on the growth and expansion of commercial space transportation, including the future challenge of integrating commercial space launch into the U.S. National Airspace System.

TestimonyMay 02, 2019 - 10:00am

Joseph Johnson Testimony on Federal Permit Streamlining for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

Joseph Johnson, Committee Executive for the U.S. Chamber’s Government Operations, Oversight, and Government Affairs Committee, testified before the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations at 10:00 am, May 2nd, 2019. The hearing was entitled Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and FAST-41.

CommentFeb 15, 2019 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Comments on REG-104259-18: Guidance Related to the Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax under Section 59A

On February 15, the U.S. Chamber submitted comments regarding REG-104259-18, guidance related to the base erosion and anti-abuse tax under section 59A, as published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2018.

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke at the U.S. Chamber's LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off event.

Space: The New Economic Frontier

U.S. Chamber of Commerce economists project that commercial space will be at least a $1.5 trillion industry by 2040.