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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

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Our Priorities

Promote the role of technology in our economy and advocate for rational policy solutions that drive economic growth, spur innovation, and create jobs. 

Priorities

Privacy
  • Advocate for passage of a preemptive federal privacy law based on the U.S. Chamber’s privacy principles and model legislation. 
  • Educate federal and state lawmakers about the benefits of the data-driven economy and the cost of overregulating data.
Communications Infrastructure 
  • Support Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture connecting rural Americans to broadband through smart funding, regulation, and permitting. 
  • Advocate for federal legislation and regulatory action to streamline and reduce regulatory barriers to 5G, wireline, wireless, and other communications infrastructure. 
  • Engage members on the best use of federally allocated spectrum.
Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
  • Monitor federal and state legislative activity to support bills that incentivize innovation and prevent enactment of bills that stifle technology development and potentially harm the safety around these technologies. 
  • Advocate for light touch policy approaches for AVs and UAS and engage with agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 
  • Coordinate with the administration, FAA, Congress, and state-based organizations to build a foundation of evidence highlighting the economic impact and job creation of AVs and UAS so that policymakers can proceed with evidence-based policy for both industries.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning 
  • Advocate for an open environment that allows research and development and the creation of responsible AI technologies. 
  • Work with public- and private-sector leaders to educate the public, the media, the business community, and policymakers on the benefits of AI and machine learning across industries.
Blockchain 
  • Improve education and awareness of blockchain technology. 

Recent Activity

Above the FoldSep 13, 2021 - 9:00am
Small businesses and technology

Tech Policies that Help Small Businesses Thrive

Operating a small business during the pandemic is undoubtedly difficult but technology is helping companies stay afloat and thrive by adopting new business models.

Above the FoldSep 08, 2021 - 9:45am
Fintech blog photo

Why Fintech Needs the Right Regulation to Help Drive Innovation

Contactless payment and digital currencies are promising technologies that are expanding both in the United States and internationally.

CommentSep 07, 2021 - 10:15am

Chamber Response to the European Commission's Proposed Data Act

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes the opportunity to comment on the European Commission’s proposed Data Act. 

Above the FoldAug 13, 2021 - 10:00am
artificial intelligence

Four Policies that Government Can Pursue to Advance Trustworthy AI

This past July, DeepMind, an artificial intelligence (AI) lab in London, announced a groundbreaking discovery.

Above the FoldAug 12, 2021 - 10:00am
FTC building

Why the FTC is Powerless When it Comes to Competition Rulemaking

In 1914, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was created when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act into law. Since its founding, the FTC has held a unique and multifaceted role in the U.S. administrative state and the economy.  

Letters to CongressJul 28, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on a Cloture Vote for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to begin the process of considering the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.

Letters to CongressJul 27, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4609, the "NIST for the Future Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology supporting H.R. 4609, the “National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Future Act.”

Press ReleaseJul 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Condemns FTC’s ‘Vote Now, Discuss Policy Later’ Approach to Meetings, Chilling Effect of M&A Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to Sean Heather, Senior Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs and Antitrust, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

ReportJul 20, 2021 - 8:30am
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Investing in Trustworthy AI

A report from the Deloitte AI Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on trustworthy AI innovation and investments