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 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.”

LetterAug 03, 2017 - 11:00am

Business Letter to Senate: Stop Stalling on Trump Nominees

The slow pace of confirmations is depriving agencies across the government of critical leadership and in the case of independent agencies, the quorum necessary to conduct critical business.

Press ReleaseJun 20, 2017 - 10:15pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Congratulates Karen Handel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today following Karen Handel’s victory in the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District:

Press ReleaseJun 08, 2017 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Association Committee of 100 Welcomes Four New Members

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed four new executives to its Association Committee of 100 (C100). For more than 50 years, leading association executives have gathered under the banner of the U.S. Chamber’s C100 to network, build partnerships, and discuss current issues. These CEOs represent association members before the U.S.

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