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

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
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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...

ArticleApr 02, 2019 - 9:45am
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House Ways & Means Committee Works to Advance Retirement Security

This morning, the House Ways and Means Committee will markup the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act...

Letters to CongressMar 26, 2019 - 3:45pm

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

This letter was sent to the Senate Finance Committee, supporting the nomination of Gordon Hartogensis to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”).

Letters to CongressMar 26, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting Nomination of Gordon Hartogensis for Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting Nomination of Gordon Hartogensis for Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

ArticleDec 18, 2018 - 4:15pm
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An ERISA-style Law for the EU?

The United States is facing a number of retirement challenges - a multiemployer pension plan crisis and attempts to expand retirement...

ArticleDec 17, 2018 - 4:15pm
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Congress, Help Retirees Before You Go!

Earlier this year, Senator Hatch introduced the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2018...

Press ReleaseDec 03, 2018 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director of Retirement Policy Aliya Robinson today released the following statement on the deadline of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans:

Above the FoldSep 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Can't Afford a Retirement Plan? You May Be Able Soon

President Trump issued an executive order to expand retirement opportunity savings for small businesses, part-time workers, and others.

Press ReleaseAug 31, 2018 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds White House Announcement Expanding Retirement Security

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement on the White House's announcement of an executive order to expand retirement savings: