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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

Projects and Programs

Priorities

  • 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

ReportOct 30, 2019 - 9:00am
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Growing Small Business Exports

Small business exports currently account for $541 billion and nearly six million jobs in the United States. However, small businesses face several barriers to exporting, primarily foreign regulations, tariffs and customs procedures, and payment collection issues. 73% of small businesses are not aware of digital resources that can help them reach customers around the world. If small businesses had better access to global markets, it could increase the GDP of the United States by $81 billion and add 900,000 new jobs.

EventOct 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:30pm
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Talent Forward 2019

REGISTER TODAY Register to attend Talent Forward 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's national workforce conference, where education and workforce experts from across the country convene to discuss the future of talent and the future of work.

Letters to CongressOct 23, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Hearing, "The Future of Work: Preserving Worker Protections in the Modern Economy"

This Hill letter was sent to the House Education and Labor committee's subcommittees on Workforce Protections and on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, on the hearing entitled, "The Future of Work: Preserving Worker Protections in the Modern Economy."

Press ReleaseOct 17, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Announces Honorees for the 2019 IP Champions Gala

Leading artists, innovators, and other IP champions light up the stage at this year’s event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce  

Letters to CongressOct 17, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter On S. 1363, the "AI in Government Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Senators Brian Schatz, Rob Portman, Cory Gardner, and Kamala Harris, thanking them for introducing S. 1363, the "AI in Government Act."

Letters to CongressOct 17, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4091, "ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, supporting H.R. 4091, the “ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019.”

Letters to CongressOct 16, 2019 - 5:00am

Coalition Letter on Facial Recognition Technology

This Coalition letter was sent to Congressional leadership and the leadership of a number of Committees, on the use of facial recognition technology.

Press ReleaseOct 01, 2019 - 7:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Appeals Court Ruling on Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today related to the U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit opinion on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order:

EventSep 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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TecNation Omaha

Join C_TEC for a data-driven innovation event in Omaha, NE! Hear discussions on data privacy, upskilling the workforce, smart cities, automated vehicles, and more.

Press ReleaseSep 26, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S., UK Tech and Business Associations Call on Leaders to Advance Digital Trade

WASHINGTON — Today, a coalition of tech groups and experts from business, government, and academia in the United States and United Kingdom called on government leaders to advance a high-standard model of digital trade.