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 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.

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 8:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Finance, supporting the nomination of Katherine Tai to be United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Letters to CongressFeb 09, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Budget Committee on the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be OMB Director

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on the Budget, supporting the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Letters to CongressFeb 08, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Denis McDonough to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the Nomination of Denis McDonough to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Letters to CongressFeb 08, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be OMB Director

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, supporting the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Letters to CongressFeb 08, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Michael Regan to be EPA Administrator

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the Nomination of Michael Regan to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Letters to CongressFeb 05, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Marty Walsh to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, supporting the Nomination of Marty Walsh to be Secretary of Labor.

Letters to CongressFeb 03, 2021 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Isabel Guzman to be SBA Administrator

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, on the Nomination of Isabel Guzman to be Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Letters to CongressFeb 02, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the American Rescue Plan

This Letter was sent to the President of the United States and to the Members of the United States Congress, on the Administration's "American Rescue Plan" and the Chamber's priorities for a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package.