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 CongressApr 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Syed Nomination for Deputy SBA Administrator

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, on the Nomination of Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Letters to CongressApr 20, 2021 - 9:15am

Coalition Letter on H.R. 1277, "Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, supporting H.R. 1277, the “Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2021.”

Letters to CongressApr 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Commerce Committee on the FTC's Statutory Authority

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, in advance of a hearing entitled, “Strengthening the Federal Trade Commission’s Authority to Protect Consumers."

Letters to CongressApr 19, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Lisa Monaco to be Deputy Attorney General

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the nomination of Lisa Monaco to be Deputy Attorney General of the United States.

Letters to CongressApr 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Bill Nelson to be NASA Administrator

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on the Nomination of Bill Nelson to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Letters to CongressApr 15, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 746, the "Trade Security Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on S. 746, the "Trade Security Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

EventApr 15, 2021 - 9:25am to 9:45am
Back to Biz Scott Franklin

Back to Business: A Conversation with Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA-04)

Join U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry for a conversation with Representative Randy Feenstra (IA-04).

EventApr 14, 2021 - 10:25am to 10:45am
Back to Biz Scott Franklin

Back to Business: A conversation with Rep. Andrew Garbarino (NY-02)

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of New York State for a conversation with Representative Andrew Garbarino (NY-02).

Letters to CongressApr 14, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Brenda Mallory to be CEQ Chair

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the Nomination of Brenda Mallory to be Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.

Letters to CongressApr 14, 2021 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Gary Gensler to be SEC Chair

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of Gary Gensler to be SEC Chair.