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 CongressFeb 26, 2021 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 389 / H.R. 1226, the "Next Generation Entrepreneurship Corps Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting S. 389 / H.R. 1226, the "Next Generation Entrepreneurship Corps Act."

ArticleFeb 26, 2021 - 11:30am
Rep. Peter Meijer - Back to Business

Back to Business with Rep. Peter Meijer

 Watch the full program here: On Thursday, February 19th, the Chamber's Suzanne Clark sat down to get Back to Business with Congressman Peter Meijer. 

Letters to CongressFeb 25, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing entitled, "Climate Change and Social Responsibility"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Financial Services' committee's Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, on the subcommittee's hearing, "Climate Change and Social Responsibility."

Letters to CongressFeb 25, 2021 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the Nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Letters to CongressFeb 25, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 5, the "Equality Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 5, the "Equality Act."

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Pandemic Relief and the American Rescue Plan

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on pandemic relief and the American Rescue Plan.

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
2.23.21 Common Grounds

Common Grounds: Spotlight on Infrastructure and Transportation

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a bipartisan conversation with Rep. Seth Moulton and Rep. Rodney Davis.

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be UN Ambassador

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be UN Ambassador.

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Merrick Garland to be Attorney General

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on the Nomination of Merrick Garland to be Attorney General of the United States.

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Debra Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, on the Nomination of Debra Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior.