Retirement | U.S. Chamber of Commerce


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.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldSep 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) arrives to a Senate Banking Committee hearing.

Senator Warren, the Fiduciary Rule Leaves Retirement Savers Holding the Bag

Congress should work towards ways to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.

Above the FoldSep 01, 2017 - 9:00am
Labor Day 2017

Thank You, American Workers

To honor American workers on Labor Day, and each day, we must advance a robust free enterprise system.

CommentAug 25, 2017 - 2:45am

Comments to PBGC on Regulatory Planning and Review of Existing Regulations

On August 25, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in response to the agency's request for information on Regulatory Planning and Review of Existing Regulations.

CommentAug 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Comments to EBSA on the Fiduciary Rule

On August 16, 2017 the Chamber submitted comments to the Employee Benefits Security Administration in response to the agency's Request for Information on the Fiduciary Rule. The comments outline the effects of the Fiduciary Rule and highlight recommended changes necessary to protect the interest of retirement investors.   

CommentAug 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

Comment Letter to American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Requesting Extension of Comment Deadline to the Exposure Draft

On August 15, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a comment letter to request an extension of the comment period for the Exposure Draft on the proposed Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS), Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (Exposure Draft) issued April 20, 2017 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

CommentAug 11, 2017 - 1:30pm

Comments to PBGC on Fiscal Year 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

On August 11, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments in response to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's request for feedback on the draft Fiscal Year 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. 

LetterJul 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 2030, the Savings Enhancement by Alleviating Leakage in 401(k) Savings Act

On July 18, 2017, the Chamber, along with several trade associations sent this letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R.

LetterJul 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

Comment Letter to Chairman Hatch on Tax Reform Recommendations

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted this letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch in response to his June 16, 2017 letter that requested feeback from industry stakeholders on comprehensive tax reform.