Political Affairs and Federation Relations

The Political Affairs and Federation Relations division manages relationships with state and local chambers of commerce, trade associations and small businesses and has a membership presence in every state across the country.

 

We are focused on electing or re-electing pro-business candidates to Congress. That goal is supported by grassroots and lobbying programs to promote policy that positively affects businesses and the economy.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseNov 13, 2018 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Awards 20 Local Chambers with Accreditation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting last week, awarded accreditation to 20 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

Press ReleaseNov 07, 2018 - 12:15am

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Midterm Elections

Donohue: “Divided Government Does Not — And Cannot — Mean Gridlock”WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today on the outcome of the midterm elections:“The Chamber congratulates all successful House and Senate candidates on their election victories.

Above the FoldOct 22, 2018 - 9:00am
Vote for Jobs

Will You Vote for Jobs?

In just over two weeks, voters will cast their ballots in one of the most important elections in recent memory.

Above the FoldOct 16, 2018 - 3:30pm
Support your local chamber of commerce

Celebrate National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

There are about 4,000 chambers of commerce across the United States, all seeking to spur job creation, and promote economic development.

Press ReleaseJun 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Awards Five Local Chambers with Accreditation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting earlier this month, awarded accreditation to five chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

Press ReleaseApr 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Comments on Speaker Paul Ryan’s Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today about Speaker Paul Ryan:

Above the FoldMar 26, 2018 - 9:00am
Business optimism at a high

As Election Looms, Business Optimism Soars

Pro-business members of Congress have an extraordinary story to tell as they turn their attention to the 2018 midterm elections.

Above the FoldMar 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
Tom Donohue and Representative Virginia Foxx (NC-05)

U.S. Chamber Reviews How Congress Voted in 2017

297 Spirit of Enterprise Award winners were honored for their strong records of support for the business community.

Press ReleaseMar 07, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Awards 13 Local Chambers with Accreditation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting today, awarded accreditation to 13 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

Above the FoldAug 03, 2017 - 12:00pm
President Trump, left, shakes hands with former President Obama during the 58th inauguration. (Pat Benic/Pool via Bloomberg)

Trump's Historically Slow Confirmation Rate is Hurting America

There is an old saying in Washington that “personnel is policy.”