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 11, 2021 - 6:00am

U.S. Chamber Economic Analysis Underscores Uneven Recovery

Half of Industries Profiled Doing Better, Half Doing Worse Since the Pandemic Began 

In the NewsJan 06, 2021 - 4:45pm

DOL Announces Independent Contractor Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its final rule on independent contractors will be published in the Federal Register on January 7. Click here for a copy of the rule.

Letters to CongressDec 21, 2020 - 4:15pm

Key Vote Letter on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the COVID-19 Relief Package

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the omnibus COVID-19 relief legislative package.

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
Cuisine Unlimited Staff 2020

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."