Energy

America is in the midst of a true energy revolution. After decades of fear over potential energy scarcity, we are now in an era of energy abundance, driven by technological innovation and American know-how.

But will we have the wisdom to capitalize on this opportunity? If we develop smart policies, we can use affordable and abundant energy to launch a manufacturing revival, improve our trade deficit, effectively increase household spending power, and revitalize America’s economy.

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Our Priorities

Our goal is to foster a commonsense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. 

Priorities

Facilitate the construction of new energy infrastructure
  • Streamline the permitting process while ensuring safe and environmentally responsible projects. 
  • Ensure a regulatory process that provides transparency, predictability, and consistency.
Maintain and enhance America’s energy security through expanded domestic production and investments in energy technology innovation
  • Increase access for production of domestic natural gas, oil, and wind by finalizing a comprehensive offshore energy program. 
  • Enact legislation to direct government research and encourage private investment in the technologies of tomorrow, including energy storage, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advanced nuclear. 

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressFeb 11, 2020 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, supporting four bills in committee markup.

Above the FoldFeb 04, 2020 - 1:15pm
2019 State of the Union

What Does the Business Community Want to Hear in the State of the Union?

They’ll be looking for sound, pro-business policies that will spur growth and job creation and support workers with rising wages.

Letters to CongressJan 17, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Water Policy Priorities

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, on water policy priorities for 2020.

Letters to CongressJan 14, 2020 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 5552, the "Migratory Bird Protection Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Natural Resources, opposing H.R. 5552, the "Migratory Bird Protection Act."

Press ReleaseJan 10, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber's Donohue Praises Efforts to Modernize NEPA

“If America is to meet its growing challenges on infrastructure, energy and the environment, then we must modernize the 40-year old NEPA process. In many cases, it takes far longer to obtain a permit than it actually takes to build one of these critical projects, and that should not be acceptable."

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber CEO: Action is the Only Option

Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue gave the annual State of American Business address, where he outlined top priorities for the business community in the coming year. During the event, the Chamber highlighted several business leaders who are finding solutions in the face of uncertainty and called upon government leaders to adopt the must-do spirit of American business to address challenges and seize opportunities in Washington, in the states, and around the world.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
The 2020 State of American Business Policy Priorities Booklet Cover Image

U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

Above the FoldDec 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Capitol

Congress Takes Key Steps to Propel American Businesses Forward with End-of-Year Legislation

Take a look at some of the Chamber's priorities that will be come law before the end of the year: