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 CongressMay 11, 2021 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Radhika Fox

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on the nomination of Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Water.

EventMay 10, 2021 - 1:25pm to 2:00pm
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Back to Business: A Conversation with Rep. David Valadao (CA-21)

Join U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce  for a conversation with Representative David Valadao.

Letters to CongressMay 06, 2021 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S.J.Res.15

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, opposing S.J.Res.15, which would overturn via the Congressional Review Act the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s "True Lender" rule.

Letters to CongressMay 04, 2021 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3, "Lower Drug Costs Now Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 3, the "Lower Drug Costs Now Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressApr 29, 2021 - 9:45am

Coalition Letter on an Amendment to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing an amendment expected to be offered by Sen. Rubio to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act," relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund allocation formula.

Letters to CongressApr 28, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on an Amendment to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing an amendment expected to be offered by Sen. Rubio to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act," relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund allocation formula.

ArticleApr 27, 2021 - 2:15pm
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What the Business Community Wants, Needs, and Deserves to Hear from President Biden

Here is what the business community wants to hear from President Biden in his speech marking his first 100 days in office.

Letters to CongressApr 27, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1251, the “Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture on S. 1251, the "Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021."

Letters to CongressApr 26, 2021 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the FTC's Statutory Authority

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in advance of a hearing entitled, “The Consumer Protection and Recovery Act: Returning Money to Defrauded Consumers."

Letters to CongressApr 20, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on S. 914, "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021.”