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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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 for 2018

  • 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

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 4:45pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security ahead of the Subcommittee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

EventJul 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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FinTech: Peeling Back the Layers

This event will explore how policymakers can approach fintech that fosters innovation and growth, while maintaining protections for consumers and businesses. Hear from industry experts and policymakers forging the way in this new financial world, and get a copy of the Chamber’s position paper outlining our principles.

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Chamber’s recommendations for H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

EventJul 10, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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AI Summit: Investing in Innovation and Tomorrow's Workforce

Join C_TEC and BSA | The Software Alliance for AI Summit: Investing in Innovation and Tomorrow's Workforce, an event building on the momentum of the White House’s recent Summit on Artificial Intelligence.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 9:00am
Data privacy

The Privacy Protection Challenge

In response to data privacy concerns, the U.S. Chamber is offering guidelines for smart, effective solutions to this challenging issue.

LetterJun 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

S. 2602, the "Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act"

This was letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate in support of S. 2602, the "Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act."

LetterJun 27, 2018 - 4:30am

H.R. 5576, the "Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018"

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in support of H.R. 5576, the “Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018.”

LetterJun 13, 2018 - 4:30pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

LetterJun 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs as the Subcommittee prepares to consider the Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill.

Above the FoldJun 04, 2018 - 1:15pm
AI in disaster relief

The Future of Disaster Relief Includes Drones and AI

Technology has the power to save lives.