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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

Press ReleaseOct 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Unveils 2021 Technology Policy Agenda

The U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) today unveiled its 2021 technology policy agenda at its virtual event, “American Innovators: America’s Next Tech Upgrade.” The event brought together policymakers and technology leaders to discuss what is necessary during the next presidential administration to ensure technology is a lifeline and accelerator for post-COVID 19 economic growth.  

Press ReleaseOct 06, 2020 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Calls Antitrust Report a Deeply Flawed Basis for Any Legislative Conversation

“It is a flawed premise that our antitrust laws no longer work and that the outcome in the market is better guided by government, not consumers. Any contemplated changes to our antitrust laws will impact all sectors of our economy. We urge members of Congress to refrain from relying on this one-sided staff report to guide future legislation.”

Letters to CongressOct 02, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

Above the FoldSep 15, 2020 - 11:45am
FCC broadband

The FCC’s Impressive Broadband Resume and Steps Congress Can Take to Connect All Americans

The FCC can only do so much to bridge the digital divide. Congress must act now to provide solutions for America's broadband crisis.

Letters to CongressSep 15, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4286 and H.R. 7308, "Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, on S. 4286 / H.R. 7308, the “Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act."

Letters to CongressSep 08, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Broadband Connectivity and the Homework Gap

This Hill letter on broadband connectivity and the homework gap was sent to the Members of the United States Congress.

Op EdAug 27, 2020 - 3:15pm

The future of work is now

The future of work is now and the problem we are solving is not adapting to new technologies, but adapting to the dynamism of the economy, which will only accelerate.

Above the FoldAug 20, 2020 - 1:45pm
Global economics, resilience

B20 Global Dialogue: Why Digital Transformation is Needed for Economic Resilience Post-COVID-19 and Beyond

Read the key takeaways from B20 Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Chamber's event on building economic resilience through digital transformation.

Above the FoldJul 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
Broadband in COVID19

The Importance of Digitally Connecting All Americans

Universal broadband connectivity is critical, now more than ever. We explain why:

Above the FoldJul 29, 2020 - 9:30am
Small businesses and technology

How Technology Enables Small Business

Technology is a critical asset for small businesses, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's why: