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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

Press ReleaseSep 05, 2018 - 6:00pm

C_TEC Statement on FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr’s Proposal to Reduce Small Cell Regulatory Burdens

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center Senior Vice President Tim Day issued the following statement today regarding FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr’s proposal to reduce regulatory burdens for small wireless facility deployment:

Press ReleaseAug 10, 2018 - 10:30am

C_TEC Announces New Working Group Co-Chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) today announced the co-chairs for its three working groups: Autonomous Vehicles (AV), New Economy, and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS); as well as the Telecommunications & E-Commerce Policy Committee.

EventAug 01, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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Get Smart On Blockchain

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform every industry. Healthcare, insurance, retail, agriculture, and even government could be streamlined through blockchain. C_TEC will explore its potential power and debate policy ramifications.

LetterJul 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Key Vote Alert! - "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate in support of the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act."

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.

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 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.

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
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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."