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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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 ReleaseJun 24, 2021 - 6:00pm

U.S. Chamber Objects to Judiciary Antitrust Bills Because They ‘Fail to Understand the Central Role the Consumer Plays in Our Antitrust Laws’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following statement can be attributed to the Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Letters to CongressJun 22, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on the Judiciary, on several bills the committee will mark up related to antitrust law.

Press ReleaseJun 22, 2021 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Calls for Legislators to Vote Down Antitrust Bills That Would ‘Stymie Innovation, Harm Consumers and Weaken America’s Technology Leadership’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark.

Letters to CongressJun 22, 2021 - 6:00am

Coalition Letter on Broadband and Digital Infrastructure

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on broadband investment and U.S. digital infrastructure.

Above the FoldJun 21, 2021 - 12:45pm
Broadband coverage CTEC

What Policymakers Should and Shouldn’t Do to Connect All Americans

Government has a unique opportunity to work with industry and pass legislation that can bridge the digital divide.

Press ReleaseJun 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds U.S.-EU Shared Commitment to Transatlantic Relationship, Urges Continued Progress on Tech, Tariffs and Data Privacy

WASHINGTON D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant: “We are delighted the U.S. and EU demonstrated their shared commitment and underscored the commercial and strategic importance of the transatlantic relationship during today’s summit. 

Letters to CongressJun 14, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3593, the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act.

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on H.R. 3593, the "Department of Energy Science for the Future Act."

Press ReleaseJun 11, 2021 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Opposes Antitrust Bills Aimed at Specific Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, regarding bills introduced today in the House Judiciary Committee.

Above the FoldJun 03, 2021 - 11:45am
UAE graphic

Bilateral Cooperation with the UAE on Climate, Digital Trade, Financial Services Innovation & Healthcare: 4 Ideas for the Biden Administration

The Biden Administration has prioritized efforts on ‘Climate Diplomacy’ since taking office in January 2021. Decarbonization, sustainability, and clean energy are top-tiered areas of focus as we enter a new era of U.S.

Above the FoldJun 02, 2021 - 11:45am
Programmer looking at computer code.

Europe’s Gamble on AI Regulation

The AI Act may be an inflection point in Europe’s digital future.