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

ArticleJul 26, 2019 - 4:45pm
Pension Crisis sign

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
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

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. 

ArticleMay 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

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 Letter to the House on H.R. 1994, "SECURE Act"

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