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 CongressDec 03, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This Hill letter was sent to the conferees for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Letters to CongressDec 02, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4873, "Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act of 2020"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 4873, the "Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act of 2020."

Press ReleaseNov 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Elects Business Leader Chris Lofgren Board Chair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today elected Chris Lofgren, Ph.D., former president and CEO of Schneider National, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as chair for an 18-month term. Lofgren succeeds Maura W. Donahue, president of DonahueFavret Contractors Holding Company.

Above the FoldNov 02, 2020 - 12:30pm
Capitol Hill Autumn

This Election, Americans Demanded Action. Here’s Where to Start on Day One.

Our President Suzanne Clark outlines the U.S. Chamber’s post-election plan and examines how the next government can break through gridlock.

Above the FoldNov 02, 2020 - 9:00am
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Protecting Minnesota’s Natural Resource Jobs

We are proud to support Representative Jason Lewis, who will fight tirelessly to defend jobs in Minnesota.

Letters to CongressOct 23, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Above the FoldOct 07, 2020 - 1:45pm
main street

Who We Stand For And What We Fight For

We know who we stand for—the American businesses that drive our economy.

Letters to CongressOct 02, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

Letters to CongressOct 01, 2020 - 10:15am

Coalition Letter on S. 1982, the "Save our Seas 2.0 Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting S. 1982, the "Save our Seas 2.0 Act."

Letters to CongressOct 01, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on S. 1982, "Save our Seas 2.0 Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting S. 1982, the "Save our Seas 2.0 Act."