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 CongressJul 28, 2021 - 5:15pm

Coalition Letter on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on the bipartisan infrastructure proposal.

Letters to CongressJul 28, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on a Cloture Vote for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to begin the process of considering the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.

Letters to CongressJul 28, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on "Transforming the FTC" Hearing

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce on the hearing “Transforming the FTC: Legislation to Modernize Consumer Protection.”

Letters to CongressJul 28, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup on July 28 in the House Financial Services Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Financial Services, on three measures to be considered during a markup held on Wednesday, July 28.

Letters to CongressJul 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Chris Magnus to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Finance supporting the consideration and report of the nomination of Chris Magnus to be commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Letters to CongressJul 27, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4609, the "NIST for the Future Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology supporting H.R. 4609, the “National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Future Act.”

Letters to CongressJul 26, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Grant Harris to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis at the Department of Commerce

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the Nomination of Grant Harris to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis at the Department of Commerce.

Letters to CongressJul 22, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2547, the "Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, opposing H.R. 2547, the "Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act."

Letters to CongressJul 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 2467, the “PFAS Action Act”

This Key Vote Alert! Letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives.

Letters to CongressJul 21, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1486, "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.