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 CongressAug 02, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the “Driving for Opportunity Act of 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress on S. 998 / H.R. 2453, the “Driving for Opportunity Act of 2021.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard and is part of the Equality of Opportunity Initiative.

Letters to CongressAug 02, 2021 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1749, "Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 1749, the “Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard and is part of the Equality of Opportunity Initiative.

Letters to CongressAug 02, 2021 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1380, "Clean Slate Act of 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate supporting S. 1380, the "Clean Slate Act of 2021." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard and is part of the Equality of Opportunity Initiative.

Letters to CongressAug 02, 2021 - 12:45pm

Coalition Letter on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressAug 02, 2021 - 12:30pm

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

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

Letters to CongressJul 30, 2021 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Ur Jaddou to be Director of USCIS

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of Ur Jaddou to be director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Letters to CongressJul 30, 2021 - 8:45am

Coalition Letter on the STORM Act of 2020

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives supporting full funding of $100 million for FY 2022 appropriations for the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act of 2020.

Letters to CongressJul 30, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Extension of the Eviction Moratorium

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing an extension of the CDC's moratorium on evictions.

Letters to CongressJul 29, 2021 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust Legislation to the Senate Judiciary Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on several bills scheduled to be considered during a July 29 hearing.

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.