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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

LetterMar 16, 2018 - 9:00am

Chamber Thanks Sen. Kennedy for Open Internet Preservation Act

We encourage all members of the House of Representatives and Senate to work together to establish long-term clarity and certainty to the regulatory framework that guides broadband which will be critical to connecting all Americans and spurring innovation necessary for economic growth.

LetterMar 16, 2018 - 9:00am

C_TEC Applauds Moving FIRST Act

The funding provided by the Moving FIRST Act would enable these smart projects get the start they need and help the nation lead in innovation.

ArticleMar 14, 2018 - 9:15am

C_TEC's Tim Day Profiled in CQ

“We give the technology sector a platform at the chamber,” Day says.

Above the FoldMar 12, 2018 - 9:00am
New Economy Working Group

Maximizing the Promise of Our New Economy

The New Economy Working Group seizes the opportunity for growth and job creation in the new economy.

CommentMar 09, 2018 - 2:45pm

C_TEC Submits Comments to DOT following the Autonomous Vehicle Policy Summit

March 9, 2018 Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE West Building Ground Floor Room W12-140 Washington, DC 20590 In the matter of Automated Vehicle Policy Summit (DOT-OST-2018-0017) To Whom It May Concern:

LetterMar 05, 2018 - 5:15pm

C_TEC Joins Industry Leaders Encouraging Passage of AV Start Act in Senate

On behalf of key stakeholders that represent a wide cross section of auto and motorcycle manufacturers, suppliers, repairers, technology and communications companies, mobility providers, state and city governments, safety and national security groups, consumers, seniors, and persons with disabilities, we write to express our strong support for the Senate to take up and pass the AV START Act (S. 1885) as soon as possible.

Above the FoldMar 05, 2018 - 4:15pm
Travelers wait at a ride service pick up area at Los Angeles International Airport.

How Can We Build a Workforce for Our New Economy?

Seven in ten people are concerned Americans will not have the skills necessary to find and keep employment due to automation and innovation.

EventFeb 22, 2018 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm

C_TEC ​New ​Economy ​Working ​Group ​Kickoff ​Event

The ​U.S. ​Chamber ​Technology ​Engagement ​Center ​(C_TEC) ​invites ​you ​to ​attend ​our ​New ​Economy ​Working ​Group’s ​kickoff ​event ​featuring ​a ​keynote ​from ​Department ​of ​Labor ​Secretary ​Alexander ​Acosta.