Technology

Technology-based industries and businesses create tremendous growth and opportunity in the U.S. economy and are essential to competing in an interconnected world. Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

The U.S. Chamber and the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) promote market-based solutions, policies that foster investment in technology research and deployment, and balanced regulatory treatment of technical platforms.

Priorities

  • Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS):
    • Advocate for light touch policy approaches for AVs and UAS, oppose federal and state legislation that would stifle technology development and potentially harm the safety around these technologies, and support bills that would incentivize innovation.
    • Support the SELF DRIVE Act (H.R. 3388) and AV START Act (S. 1885), the first major congressional action on vehicle automation technology that clarifies federal and state roles in the regulation of AVs.
  • Promote an open environment that allows research and development and creation of responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.
  • Advocate for the extension of the Department of Transportation’s successful Smart Cities Challenge Program, which helps cities, counties and communities identify smart technologies that can help address transportation challenges.
  • Evaluate the opportunities technology provides for the changing workforce.
  • Promote for policies that leverage the infrastructure of the New Economy to support individuals.
  • Support the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom rulemaking, and pursue net neutrality legislation guaranteeing a free and open internet without treating broadband like a public utility.
  • Advance public-private partnerships to spur broadband deployment and adoption in the U.S., particularly with regard to Americans in rural and tribal communities.
  • Remove barriers to expanding broadband infrastructure, including cell towers, small cells, and antennas.
  • Support policies that provide adequate spectrum for industries such as broadband, 5G technologies, broadcast, and satellite while maximizing its use for other sectors of the connected economy.

 

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMar 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
An employee demonstrates the Samsung Galaxy 10 smartphone at the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX.

Let the Private Sector and Free Market Build the Nationwide Communications Network

The private sector is leading and driving forward this new game-changing technology but regulatory proposals and red tape could interfere.

ReportMar 20, 2019 - 7:00am

The Transatlantic Economy 2019

The Transatlantic Economy 2019 report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU documents the strength of the transatlantic economy, but also warns that accumulating frictions between the United States and Europe are testing the resilience of the world’s largest bilateral commercial relationship.

EventMar 19, 2019 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
TecNation Indianapolis Event Graphic

TecNation: Indianapolis

Join C_TEC for an event focused on the transformative nature of technology and how it affects rural America.

Above the FoldMar 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An artist's rendering shows the liftoff of the lift capacity configuration Space Launch System from the launchpad.

Planting Our Flag in Commercial Space

The U.S. must continue to lead, develop, and deploy space systems at increasing rates of innovation and efficiency.

Above the FoldMar 13, 2019 - 4:15pm
A combine harvests hard red winter wheat in Zurich, KS.

Unlocking the Potential of Rural America

A new report looks at the impact of technology on rural areas.

Press ReleaseMar 13, 2019 - 8:00am

Greater Adoption of Digital Tools in Rural America Could Add $140 Billion to the U.S. Economy by 2021

 New research by U.S. Chamber of Commerce commissioned by Amazon shows that increased adoption of online tools and digital services for businesses across rural America could create more than 360,000 jobs in the next three years

Press ReleaseMar 08, 2019 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Calls Warren Vision of Internet Archaic

  WASHINGTON, D.C. —In the age of open and free markets, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue sharply criticized Elizabeth Warren’s “vision” of the future of technology.

CommentMar 08, 2019 - 1:30pm

US Chamber Privacy Comments on California Consumer Privacy Act Rulemaking

Letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act rulemaking process. This letter urges the consideration of the principles espoused by the model legislation in order to develop greater certainty for both consumers and business.

EventMar 07, 2019 - 7:00am to 6:00pm
Aviation Summit Key Graphic 2019

Aviation Summit 2019

Join us for the 18th Annual Aviation Summit on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

LetterFeb 25, 2019 - 11:15am

Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century (P181201)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce respectfully submits this letter for the record for the hearing entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Era of Big Data,” and commends the Subcommittee for taking the lead in bringing together stakeholders to address this critically important issue.