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

Above the FoldApr 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

Here's 4 Things Members of Congress Should Be Thinking About While On Recess

When members of Congress go home, it's no vacation.

Above the FoldMar 21, 2017 - 12:15pm

How They Voted in 2016: A Digital Scorecard

These legislators showed their commitment to free enterprise and economic growth.

Press ReleaseNov 09, 2016 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber President Comments on Election Results

‘We stand ready to help the new administration, next Congress unite our country around a mission we believe all Americans can support—to grow our economy, create jobs, and lift incomes for all citizens,’ Says Donohue

Above the FoldNov 08, 2016 - 2:45pm
A U.S. quarter flipped in the air.

5 Races Where Every Vote Mattered

Your vote can make a difference, and the results could have impacts for decades.

Press ReleaseNov 01, 2016 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Launches Final Effort to Get Out the Business Vote Leading Up to Election Day

Promoting Vote for Jobs Platform, Engaging With Businesses Across the Country to Boost Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts

Above the FoldOct 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
Shop local, eat local, spend local, enjoy local. Support your local chamber of commerce.

5 Ways to Keep Supporting Your Local Chambers of Commerce

Supporting your local chamber of commerce can foster benefits for small businesses and your local economy. Here's what you can do.

Above the FoldOct 17, 2016 - 12:45pm
Support your local chamber of commerce

How Will You Support Your Local Chamber on October 19?

This is an opportunity to say thanks to organizations that strives to support local business.

Press ReleaseSep 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber President Encourages Business Community to Get Out and Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C .— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched Vote for Jobs, a comprehensive effort to mobilize the business community and Main Street economic voters leading up to Election Day.

Above the FoldSep 19, 2016 - 9:00am
Vote for Jobs

Make Your Voice Heard—Vote!

Everyone says the same thing about almost every election—this may be the most important one in our lifetimes. Only this time it may actually be true!

VideoNov 04, 2015 - 10:15am

Standing Up for American Enterprise

The latest updates from the U.S. Chamber.