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

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.

EventDec 06, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, December 6, 2018, for LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off. LAUNCH is the Chamber’s first summit dedicated solely to the emergence of space as a distinct industrial sector.

CommentNov 20, 2018 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Comments on REG-104390-18: Guidance Related to Section 951A (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income)

On November 20, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to the Treasury Department and the IRS on REG-104390-18, guidance related to section 951A, as published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin on October 10, 2018.

Above the FoldNov 05, 2018 - 4:00pm
Senator Bernie Sanders (V-I), a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist,” leaves a campaign rally in Milwaukee, WI.

CEA’s Bottom Line on Socialism

If history is any guide, socialism is a vision of abject failure.

CommentNov 01, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Comments on IRS Notice 2018-68: Guidance on the Application of Section 162(m)

The U.S. Chamber submitted comments on IRS notice 2018-68: Guidance on the Application of Section 162(m)

Ad, In the NewsOct 16, 2018 - 3:30pm to Oct 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s Harris to Speak at Naperville Regional Economic Forecast Event

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, U.S. Chamber Vice President, Tax Policy & Economic Development, and Chief Tax Policy Counsel Caroline Harris will speak on a panel at the Naperville Regional Economic Forecast, co-hosted by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and Calamos Investments. Harris will provide an update on recent tax reform legislation, the current legislative outlook, and the 2018 midterm elections. Other panelists will include Calamos Investments Founder, Chairman, and Global CIO John P. Calamos Sr. and PNC Financial Services Group Chief Economist Gus Faucher.

Letters to CongressOct 09, 2018 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber-S Corporation Association-led Coalition Letter on Tax Overpayments and §965(h)

On October 9, the U.S. Chamber and S Corporation Association submitted the following coalition letter regarding tax overpayments and §965(h) to Commissioner Rettig, Secretary Mnuchin, and Assistant Secretary Kautter.

CommentOct 03, 2018 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Comments on REG-104226-18 (Proposed Rules Relating to §965 Transition Tax)

On October 3, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to the Treasury Department and the IRS on REG-104226-18, proposed rules relating to §965 transition tax as published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2018.