Government Affairs

The Government Affairs division is the Chamber’s lobbying team with a footprint in Washington and across the country. We work to keep the House and Senate focused on the Chamber’s top priorities.

As the team’s fearless leader, Chamber Senior Vice President Jack Howard, likes to say, “Members of Congress can run but they cannot hide.”


Our powerhouse team consists of 11 DC-based lobbyists, who work in a satellite office steps from the Capitol, and a regional team of 17 that works directly with state and local chambers and member businesses from nine offices across the United States.

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressJun 23, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on S. 1251, "Growing Climate Solutions Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate supporting S. 1251, the "Growing Climate Solutions Act."

Letters to CongressJun 22, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on the Judiciary, on several bills the committee will mark up related to antitrust law.

Letters to CongressJun 22, 2021 - 8:30am

Coalition Letter on the STORM Act

This Coalition letter supporting full funding of $100 million for FY 2022 appropriations for the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act of 2020 was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Letters to CongressJun 22, 2021 - 6:00am

Coalition Letter on Broadband and Digital Infrastructure

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on broadband investment and U.S. digital infrastructure.

Letters to CongressJun 18, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the "True Lender" Rule

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives supporting the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) rule on “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders,” also known as the “True Lender” Rule, and opposing S.J.Res.15.

EventJun 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
2021 Governing with Distinction Awards

Second Annual Leadership & Bipartisanship Awards

Join us for the U.S. Chamber’s Second Annual Leadership & Bipartisanship Awards on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET recognizing winners of the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship.

Letters to CongressJun 17, 2021 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3897, the "H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 3897, the "H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressJun 16, 2021 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator of the EPA's Office of Water

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the Nomination of Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Water.

Letters to CongressJun 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

Coalition Letter on H.R. 2467, "PFAS Action Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce opposing H.R. 2467, the "PFAS Action Act."

Letters to CongressJun 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2016, the “Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021”

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.