American businesses of every size maintain a long-held commitment to providing voluntary benefits that support the welfare of their workers. As Americans live longer, healthier, and more active lives, retirement security becomes a greater concern—particularly with the uncertainty surrounding government programs like Social Security. 

The private employer-provided retirement system has contributed significantly to the retirement needs of millions of seniors. The Chamber and its members are committed to continuing the success of the system and ensuring the long-term retirement security of Americans.

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Recent Activity

Letters to CongressSep 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Above the FoldAug 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Quick Take: Your Primer on Small Business Retirement Plans

Many small business owners struggle to provide retirement savings plans. With MEPs, small business employees can secure healthy retirements.

ArticleJul 26, 2019 - 4:45pm
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House vote on multiemployer pension funding recognizes there is a problem, but more is needed

As the multiemployer pension funding crisis looms, its now up to the Senate to act.

Letters to CongressJul 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

Letter to Senate on Multiemployer Pension Funding Crisis

The multiemployer pension funding crisis did not happen overnight, and a solution must be a thoughtful, holistic approach that takes into consideration all aspect of the problem from all interested parties. This is why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with over 100 employers, trades, unions and plans, signed onto a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to take a holistic approach to this problem.

Letters to CongressJul 24, 2019 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on H.R. 1994, "SECURE Act"

This letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting H.R. 1994, the "Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019."

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:15pm
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Senate Can Secure Americans’ Retirement with the SECURE Act

In a politically divided nation, the Senate has the rare opportunity to pass the SECURE Act to secure Americans' retirement.

TestimonyJun 25, 2019 - 2:30pm

Testimony: Beyond Plan Audit Compliance: Improving the Financial Statement Audit Process

Chantel Sheaks, Executive Director of Retirement Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, provided the following written statement to the 2019 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans for the June 25, 2019 meeting titled "Beyond Plan Audit Compliance: Improving the Financial Statement Audit Process." 

ArticleJun 19, 2019 - 10:00am
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Why the Senate Should Act on the SECURE Act

The Senate need to act on the SECURE Act/RESA to take the first step toward increasing retirement security.

Letters to CongressJun 18, 2019 - 3:45pm

Coalition Letter in support of the SECURE Act

The undersigned organizations, are writing to urge you to pass H.R. 1994, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act.

Letters to CongressJun 11, 2019 - 9:30pm

U.S. Chamber Signs Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Address Multiemployer Pension Plan Crisis

On June 11, 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce signed a coalition letter along with several additional stakeholders, encouraging Congress to address the growing multiemployer pension plan crisis and offer legislative solutions for all plans.