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

LetterAug 21, 2018 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Tax Overpayments and Section 965

This letter was sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy David Kautter as well as all members of the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means on tax overpayments and Section 965.

CommentAug 14, 2018 - 2:15pm

Chamber Comments Regarding "Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rule Making Process"

On August 13, the U.S. Chamber responded to the EPA's request for comments on "Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process" (Docket ID EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107)

TestimonyJun 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber's Johnson testifies before the Senate Committee of Homeland Security about FAST - 41

Joe Johnson, Executive Director, testifies before the Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about FAST - 41.

Above the FoldJun 07, 2018 - 4:15pm

The Social Security and Medicare Trustee’s Annual Not-So-Friendly Reminder

Social Security's combined trust fund is projected to be exhausted in 2034.

CommentMay 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Comments on Notice 2018-28

U.S. Chamber’s comments in response to Notice 2018-28 as published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin on April 16, 2018.

CommentMay 18, 2018 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Comments on Notice 2018-26

On May 18, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to Treasury and the IRS in response to Notice 2018-26 as published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin on April 16, 2018.

Above the FoldMay 16, 2018 - 9:00am
A sign outside Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA.

Tax Reform and Rule #1 of Tax Policy

If you want more of something – like economic growth – tax it less.

Above the FoldMay 10, 2018 - 12:15pm
A factory worker welds forklift components together on an assembly line in Indiana.

Early Signs Tax Reform is Working

The great growth benefits from tax reform will begin with increasing business investment.

Above the FoldApr 27, 2018 - 1:15pm
A tugboat guides a cargo ship into the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, CA.

The Deficit in Focusing on Specific Trade Deficits

Overall trade deficits may pose a danger; bilateral trade deficits don’t.

Press ReleaseApr 17, 2018 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Celebrates Historic Tax Reform and Says Farewell to the Old Tax Code

Sen. Pat Toomey, Business Leaders Highlight How the New, Pro-Growth Tax Code is Improving U.S. LivesWASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today hosted “Tax Cuts at Work,” a tax day event celebrating the end of the old, outdated tax code and the benefits the new, pro-growth tax code brings to American workers, businesses, and families.