Free Speech

There are some freedoms that define the American dream and bring vitality to a productive, innovative, and prosperous free enterprise system. Those freedoms include the right to speak, the right to due process, and the right to take a risk and be rewarded, not vilified, for your success.

These rights are the building blocks of our free society and our free enterprise system. And when they come under attack, the Chamber responds. 

Recent Activity

Above the FoldApr 07, 2016 - 3:15pm

Stifling Free Speech Is Not the American Way

In the name of “transparency” some groups want to chill free speech of groups they don’t agree with.

LetterDec 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 2029, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016," and the "PATH Act of 2015"

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting H.R. 2029, as amended by the House with the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016,” and the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015,” was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

LetterDec 17, 2015 - 9:00am

Key Vote Alert! - "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016"

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016,” and several policy provisions within it, was sent to all Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

VideoNov 04, 2015 - 10:15am

Standing Up for American Enterprise

The latest updates from the U.S. Chamber.

Above the FoldJul 03, 2015 - 9:00am

Let Free Enterprise Ring

Here's some presidential prose to provide inspiration this July Fourth weekend.

Above the FoldJun 22, 2015 - 9:00am

The Fight for Freedom Never Ends

Rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution signed almost 230 years ago in Philadelphia have helped make America the most free, prosperous, and democratic country on earth.

EventJun 08, 2015 - 12:00pm to Jun 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

America's Small Business Summit 2015

Join more than 800 business owners and chamber executives from across the country in Washington D.C. on June 8-10 to network, hear from business and policy experts, and tell Congress what your business needs to succeed.

Above the FoldJan 19, 2015 - 10:00am

State of American Business 2015

At the outset of the new year, our economy is showing some encouraging signs of life. Now we need to build momentum for long-term growth.

Above the FoldJan 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
C-Span coverage of press conference

Highlights: U.S. Chamber of Commerce State of American Business

Get photos and other event highlights from today's State of American Business Address.

Above the FoldDec 29, 2014 - 9:00am

Standing Up for Free Speech in U.S. Politics: An Interview with Michael Barone

As a longtime observer of the American political scene, Michael Barone is a defender of the Constitution’s First Amendment as a guarantor of both press freedom and political freedom. As the veteran journalist puts it, he’s “been in the free speech business for many years.”