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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

Issue BriefJul 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ursula von der Leyen Elected President of European Commission

What happened?Today, the European Parliament narrowly approved German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the European Commission’s first female president. The vote was 383-327, meaning von der Leyen barely exceeded the threshold of 374 votes needed to win. Her narrow victory will hamper her ability to command a broad majority in favor of her policy agenda.

EventJul 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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TecNation: Columbus

Join C_TEC for an event focused on the transformative nature of technology and how it affects rural America.

Above the FoldJul 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Steve Nixon, president of the Small Sat Alliance, speaks at a small satellite policy roundtable at the U.S. Chamber.

U.S. Pioneers Space Innovations with Small Satellites

In order for the U.S. to remain leaders of space commerce, it has to be easier for businesses to get in the game.

EventJul 11, 2019 - 9:45am to 6:30pm
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Data Done Right

As data and digital tools are helping American businesses grow, the U.S. Chamber has made data privacy a priority. The Chamber’s tech policy hub – C_TEC – released proposed federal legislation this year that addresses the need for a national data privacy framework.

Above the FoldJul 03, 2019 - 10:00am
Small Satellite

Quick Take: Your Primer on Small Satellites and Their Impact on Technology Development

Small satellites are transforming the space industry and enabling new uses of space.

TestimonyJun 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

The Need to Revitalize Transatlantic Trade Relations

Oral Testimony before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment hearing on the Transatlantic Policy Impacts of the U.S.-EU Trade Conflict

Above the FoldJun 13, 2019 - 11:00am
NASA astronaut Nick Hague conducts pathogen research on the International Space Station.

International Space Station Leads the Way to Commercial Space

At the edge of the human frontier, moving at more than 17,000 miles an hour, the formation of entire new industries is underway.

CommentMay 31, 2019 - 9:45am

Chamber Comments to FTC On Data Privacy

U.S. Chamber Comments to the Federal Trade Commission supporting a national privacy framework.

EventMay 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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TecNation: Boston

Join C_TEC for a data-driven innovation event. TecNation: Boston will feature discussions on artificial intelligence, health tech, upskilling the American workforce, and more.

Letters to CongressMay 22, 2019 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the "DIGIT Act"

This letter was sent to Senators Fischer, Gardner, Schatz, and Booker supporting the "Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act."