Retirement

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

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
United States Senate

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

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

On June 11, 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign 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. 

ArticleMay 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
Retirement

House passage of the SECURE Act clears the way for Senate action

On May 23, the House voted 417 to 3 in favor of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhan

Letters to CongressMay 20, 2019 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - H.R. 1994, "SECURE Act"

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 1994, the “SECURE Act.”

ArticleMay 13, 2019 - 5:15pm

Open multiple employer plans: a concept as easy as child’s play

Small employers need retirement plan solutions, and the SECURE Act paves the way through open multiple employer plans.

Letters to CongressApr 30, 2019 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Supporting Gordon Hartogensis for Director of the PBGC

This letter was sent to the full Senate supporting the nomination of Gordon Hartogensis to be director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).

Letters to CongressApr 08, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to Senate HELP Supporting Gordon Hartogensis for Director of the PBGC

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, supporting the nomination of Gordon Hartogensis to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”).

ArticleApr 04, 2019 - 4:00pm
Retirement plan

The SECURE Act: A Way Forward on Retirement Security

On April 2, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee favorably reported out H.R. 1994, the SECURE Act of 2019...