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 CongressOct 20, 2021 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2992, the "American Innovation and Choice Online Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing S. 2992, the "American Innovation and Choice Online Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressOct 20, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Stop Wall Street Looting Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, on the "Stop Wall Street Looting Act"

EventOct 14, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Common Grounds: Spotlight on Affordable Childcare

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the next Common Grounds conversation with Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Letters to CongressOct 05, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the "Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the United States Senate on the "Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressOct 05, 2021 - 8:00am

Coalition Letter on Mergers and Acquisitions

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees on mergers and acquisitions.

Letters to CongressOct 04, 2021 - 9:15am

Coalition Letter on Cyber Incident Reporting

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Senate Committee on Intelligence, and the House Committee on Homeland Security, on Cyber Incident Reporting.

Letters to CongressSep 30, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 3684, "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 3684, the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act."

Letters to CongressSep 29, 2021 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Export-Import Bank Nominations

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on the nominations to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) of Reta Jo Lewis as President and Chair, Judith DelZoppo Pryor as First Vice President, and Owen Herrnstadt as a Member of the Board of Directors.

Letters to CongressSep 29, 2021 - 9:00am

Coalition Letter on Data Privacy

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

Letters to CongressSep 29, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust in the Pharmaceutical Industry Bills

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 2891, the “Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act,” H.R. 2873, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act Through Promoting Competition Act,” and H.R. 2884, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act.”