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State and Local Initiative
Through partnerships with state and local chambers, the U.S. Chamber supports our business members and our federation of chambers in state-level policy work.
As the lines between state policy and federal policy become increasingly blurred, policy proposals often move from the federal level to the state and local level, and vice versa.
Additionally, policies under consideration in one state are often soon under consideration in multiple states.
The U.S. Chamber works with our state and local chamber partners to support and advise our business members and our federation of chambers in state-level policy work.
The Chamber is proud to partner with more than 500 state and local chambers, associations, and businesses across the country. Through this work, we continue to develop research and data insights, convene key stakeholders to address EOI issues, advocate and drive action to advance policies and private sector solutions, and design programs, initiatives and partnerships that address systemic inequalities and promote the promise of equal opportunity for All Americans.
- Oct 26, 2021Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Give States Greater ARP Funds Flexibility This is a bipartisan, commonsense bill that would be helpful in getting unspent COVID funds to much-needed infrastructure projects.
- Jun 16, 2021Treasury's ARPA Tax Mandate Limits State Recovery Efforts U.S. Chamber State & Local Policy Initiative launches map to track American Rescue Plan funds and track litigation stop the ARPA tax mandate
- Mar 29, 2021U.S. Chamber Announces State and Local Policy Initiative to Promote Effective State Policies “From data privacy to worker classification to discriminatory taxes to energy regulation, increasingly, policy issues of significant importance to the business community are migrating from statehouse to state house and from the federal government to state governments and vice-versa," said Tom Wickham, Senior Vice President for State and Local Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Many of these policies have outsized impact on the national economy and even local governments are considering policies that have implications well beyond their borders. This new initiative will improve strategic coordination, collaboration, and information sharing to help advance pro-business policy and stop policy that undermines the free enterprise system and job creation, irrespective of where those policies are under consideration.