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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

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.

EventFeb 20, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

C_TEC Roadshow - Jacksonville, FL

Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is changing the way we move through cities. Join JAX Chamber and U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) for a forum on the intersection of transportation and technology.

Above the FoldFeb 01, 2018 - 12:45pm
Laptop computers displayed at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV.

Past Policies and State Patchworks Won’t Provide Long-Term Net Neutrality

Local and state leaders should focus their attention on encouraging Congress to pass long-term internet protections.

LetterFeb 01, 2018 - 11:30am

Hill Letter to Senate Opposing CRA Resolution on FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order


Above the FoldJan 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Toyota's Concept i-Ride autonomous vehicle (right) on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.

We Want the U.S. to Lead in Driverless Cars. Here’s What Washington Can Do to Help.

Congress must pass a federal AV standard that strikes the right balance between innovation, safety, and privacy.

ReportJan 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Examining the Impact of Technology on Small Business

This report from the Chamber Technology Engagement Center, Facebook, and Morning Consult explores how small businesses are using social media and digital platforms to grow, sell, and hire.

Above the FoldJan 18, 2018 - 9:00am
A meeting inside a WeWork office in San Francisco, CA.

What’s Tech’s Impact on Small Business? Here’s What We Found Out.

84% of small businesses in the U.S. use at least one major digital platform to provide information to customers.

Press ReleaseJan 10, 2018 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber President: Double Down on Growth in 2018

Donohue Urges Leaders to Pursue Stronger, Sustained, Shared Economic Growth

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.

LetterJan 04, 2018 - 1:00pm

Hill Letter to Rep. Blackburn Supporting Introduction of H.R. 4682, the Open Internet Preservation Act

Dear Representative Blackburn: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds your leadership on issues related to regulatory certainty and the future of the internet by introducing H.R. 4682, the “Open Internet Preservation Act.”