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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

Letters to CongressJul 08, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.

Above the FoldJul 02, 2020 - 9:00am
Autonomous Vehicle

How AV Technology is Driving Solutions During COVID-19

Automated Vehicle technology is enabling innovative contactless solutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Letters to CongressJul 01, 2020 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission

This letter was sent to members of the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 5:00am
Rural broadband

COVID-19 Illustrates Why Congress Must Act Now on Broadband

Check out our recommendations for bridging the digital divide, which broadens as the pandemic continues.

Press ReleaseMay 28, 2020 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Response to Executive Order on Social Media Companies

We believe that free speech and the right to engage in commerce are foundational to the American system. Regardless of the circumstances that led up to this, this is not how public policy is made in the United States. An executive order cannot be properly used to change federal law.

Press ReleaseMay 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Cong. Walden and McMorris Rodgers for Leadership on Emerging Technologies

Artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and unmanned delivery services are essential to America’s economic recovery and vital to future economic growth.

Letters to CongressMay 19, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Broadband Access

This Hill letter will be sent to the House Energy & Commerce's Communications and Technology subcommittee, on broadband access during the pandemic.

Above the FoldMay 07, 2020 - 4:00pm
Grocery Delivery App

How Innovation is Accelerating to Meet Coronavirus Challenges

Technological innovation has progressed on an expedited timeline to meet new and emerging challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic.

EventMay 06, 2020 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
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Tech in the Time of Coronavirus

How is tech tackling coronavirus issues? How will the gig economy keep the country going? How will tech play a role in restarting the economy? This virtual event will discuss these questions and more.