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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Our Priorities

The Chamber will work with Congress and the administration to expand retirement coverage and security for Americans and ease administrative burdens for employers and plan sponsors.


Promote policies that provide retirement security through private sector solutions
  • Work with Congress to increase retirement savings and security by making it easier for all employers and other private entities to offer retirement plans and retirement security solutions. 
  • Update employee benefit notices to provide meaningful information efficiently and effectively while protecting plan sponsors. 
  • Encourage employers to offer financial wellness programs suited to their employees’ demographics and needs while limiting compliance burdens. 
  • Modernize the multiemployer pension system through pension funding relief, including funding and governance reforms. 


Recent Activity

TestimonyAug 27, 2021 - 11:15am

Testimony to DOL's ERISA Advisory Council on Gaps in Retirement Savings

On August 27, the Chamber's Vice President of Retirement Policy, Chantel Sheaks, testified to the 2021 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans on Gaps in Retirement Savings Based on Race, Ethnicity and Gender.

Letters to CongressJun 30, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4054, "Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Representatives Ron Kind and Mike Kelly and the Members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, supporting H.R. 4054, the "Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act."

TestimonyJun 24, 2021 - 3:15pm

Testimony to DOL's ERISA Advisory Council

This testimony was presented to the 2021 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans  Meeting on  “Understanding Brokerage Windows in Self-Directed Retirement Plans.”

Above the FoldMay 13, 2021 - 9:15am
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Raising the Capital Gains Tax: Who Does it Really Hurt?

The Biden Administration's proposed tax increases ignore the millions of Americans who will pay the price of the proposed tax increases.

CommentApr 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Comments to IRS on Permanent Relief for Remote Witnessing Procedures

Internal Revenue Service Attn: CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2021-03) Room 5203

CommentApr 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

Joint Comment Letter to IRS on Notice 2020-42, Remote Notarization

Internal Revenue Service Attn: CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2021-03) Room 5203 P.O. Box 7604

CommentMar 26, 2021 - 1:30pm

Comments to PBGC on Special Financial Assistance Program for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Plans

The Honorable Gordon Hartogensis Director Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1200 K St NW

Above the FoldMar 25, 2021 - 10:15am
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At Least It’s a Start: Multiemployer Pension Relief

The latest in multiemployer policy.

Above the FoldMar 12, 2021 - 2:00pm
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How the American Rescue Plan Helps Businesses Help Themselves

Sometimes, the best solution is to give businesses the tools they need to help themselves.

EventJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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2021 State of American Business and Policy Power Hours

The event will explore how a united business community can rally a divided nation around a widespread economic recovery, restore good governance, and rebuild our economy for the future.