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 CongressSep 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on Reconciliation

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

Letters to CongressSep 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

Coalition Letter on Western Water Provisions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives on Western water provisions of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Letters to CongressAug 31, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2417, the “Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2021”

This Hill letter on S. 2417, the “Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2021” was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Letters to CongressAug 23, 2021 - 8:15pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the Budget Resolution

This Key Vote Alert! Letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives opposing S. Con. Res. 14, the budget resolution.

Letters to CongressAug 18, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2508, the “Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act”

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs opposing S. 2508, the “Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act.”

Letters to CongressAug 10, 2021 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 1884, the “Save Oak Flat Act”

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives opposing H.R. 1884, the “Save Oak Flat Act.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressAug 09, 2021 - 12:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the Budget Resolution

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing S. Con. Res. 14, the budget resolution.

Letters to CongressAug 05, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Letters to CongressAug 05, 2021 - 9:30am

Coalition Letter on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

This Coalition letter was sent by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, to the Members of the United States Senate supporting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Letters to CongressAug 03, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on FY22 Energy and Water Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2022 Energy and Water Development Appropriations legislation.