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 ReleaseJan 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Powell Confirmation as Federal Reserve Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today following Jerome H. Powell’s confirmation as chairman of the Federal Reserve: 

Above the FoldJan 23, 2018 - 4:15pm
A sign indicating that the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., is closed due to the federal government shutdown.

Lessons Learned (Maybe) From the Shutdown

We're reminded again that while some in Congress have the power to cause a budget crisis, but they don't have enough to win one.

Above the FoldJan 08, 2018 - 9:00am
Tax Reform Update

New Year, New Tax Reality

On New Year’s Day, the American people awoke to a new tax code and a brighter economic future.

Above the FoldDec 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
A bicyclist rides past the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Tax Reform: The Triumph of Vision and Courage

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is an accomplishment befitting American families. It represents a triumph of ideas.

Press ReleaseDec 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: These Are ‘Bold Reforms for Lasting American Growth’

Policymakers Deliver on Their Promise of Pro-Growth Tax ReformWASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement after final passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” sending the legislation to President Trump to sign into law:

Press ReleaseDec 19, 2017 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber President Applauds House Passage of Final Tax Reform Legislation

‘We’re On the Cusp of a Historic Moment,’ says DonohueWASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement after the House voted to pass the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:”

Above the FoldDec 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
A statue of Albert Gallatin stands outside the U.S. Treasury Building in Washington, D.C.

Treasury Confirms Tax Reform Revenue Neutral

The tax reform about to be finalized in Congress will significantly raise economic growth for years to come.

Press ReleaseDec 02, 2017 - 2:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: Tax Reform Closer Than Ever to Becoming Reality

Pro-Growth Reform Will Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Encourage Business InvestmentWASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:”

Above the FoldNov 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
The U.S. Capitol at sunrise.

The Joint Tax Committee’s Epic Dynamic Fail

Credible analysis of Congressional tax reform bills expects additional growth of 3% to 5% of GDP. Where did JTC go wrong?

LetterNov 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Key Vote Letter: Senate "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges the Senate to consider and approve comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform legislation. The Chamber will include votes related to this legislation, including on the Motion to Proceed, in our How They Voted scorecard.