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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

Press ReleaseFeb 13, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Releases Model Privacy Legislation, Urges Congress to Pass a Federal Privacy Law

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released model privacy legislation calling for a federal privacy law that would protect consumers and eliminate a confusing patchwork of state laws. The U.S. Chamber worked with nearly 200 organizations of all sizes and sectors to draft the model legislation.

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2019 - 3:30pm
The bright sun greets the International Space Station.

Space Policy Back on the Legislative Agenda

Despite the chasm across parties and branches of government, this is one area of shared purpose and worthy of progress.

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
View from space of the Gulf of Mexico at night.

The Shutdown as Viewed from Space

If it's true that businesses benefit from certainty, then U.S. space companies that rely on the federal government have a big problem.

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke at the U.S. Chamber's LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off event.

Space: The New Economic Frontier

U.S. Chamber of Commerce economists project that commercial space will be at least a $1.5 trillion industry by 2040.

Press ReleaseDec 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Commercial Construction Looks to Advanced Technologies to Alleviate Workforce Challenges and Improve Productivity

74 Percent of Contractors Anticipate Using Technologies Like Drones, Equipment Tagging, Wearables, and Virtual Reality in the Next Three Years

CommentDec 03, 2018 - 4:30pm

C_TEC Submits Comments to DOT on Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0

Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0149) (“AV 3.0”).

EventNov 27, 2018 - 8:30am to 11:00am
FinTech Event Graphic

FinTech: Peeling Back the Layers

Join the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) and the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) on November 27 for a joint event to discuss the changing world of fintech and the complex regulatory landscape.

LetterNov 09, 2018 - 7:45pm

U.S. Chamber NTIA Privacy Comments

Re: Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy (Docket No. 180821780-8780-01)

LetterOct 30, 2018 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on European Digital Services Tax

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the potential for a European Digital Services Tax (DST).Read the letter below:October 29, 2018

Above the FoldOct 25, 2018 - 10:15am
A Vietnamese national flag flies over the roadside in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Vietnam’s Law on Cybersecurity: Bad on Cybersecurity, Bad for Vietnam

It will discourage investment, violate the country's trade commitments, and put its impressive economic growth at risk.