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

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

Above the FoldDec 09, 2020 - 12:15pm
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Without Action from Congress, Utah’s Cuisine Unlimited and Many Other Small Businesses May Be Forced to Close Their Doors

Maxine Turner, founder of Salt Lake City catering company Cuisine Unlimited, breaks down the cost of Congress' inaction on pandemic relief.

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This Hill letter was sent to the conferees for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Press ReleaseNov 19, 2020 - 9:00am

Middle Market Business Index Holds Steady in October, as U.S. Economy Remains on Track for Recovery

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index captures optimism among business leaders, but recent surges in COVID-19 cases point to continued challenges ahead

Above the FoldSep 30, 2020 - 10:45am
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Latest Job Market Data Shows the Uneven Impacts of a K-Shaped Recovery on US Industries

Since February, 16 U.S. industries are facing large job losses, and another 16 are seeing job gains – exemplifying the "K"-shaped recovery.

Letters to CongressSep 15, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 216 and S. 1149, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, urging cosponsorship of H.R. 216 / S. 1149, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act."

Letters to CongressAug 18, 2020 - 12:00pm

Coalition Letter on the Executive Order Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations

This Coalition letter was sent to Congressional leadership and to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, on the President's Executive Order Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations.

Letters to CongressJul 08, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.

Press ReleaseJun 24, 2020 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Releases 'America’s Opportunity Gaps: By the Numbers' Examining Underlying Factors of Inequality for Black Americans, Americans of Color

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today published America’s Opportunity Gaps: By The Numbers, a compilation of research that documents the inequality of opportunity for Black Americans and people of color. Released the day before the Chamber’s National Summit on Equality of Opportunity, the report quantifies racial divides in six critical areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, health, and wealth development.