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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

TestimonyFeb 25, 2021 - 9:30am

Testimony on R&D Before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Hearing on “Building Back the U.S. Research Enterprise: COVID Impacts and Recovery” Testimony of Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

InSTEP: Global Risk with Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s International Affairs Division will host Eurasia Group Founder and President Ian Bremmer for a discussion of global risk in foreign policy, global trade and national security.

ReportFeb 22, 2021 - 4:45pm

Policy Recommendations for the New U.S. Administration: India

The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-India Business Council offers recommendations to elevate the U.S.-India trade and commercial relationship.

TestimonyFeb 09, 2021 - 9:45am

C_TEC Testimony Against North Dakota HB 1330 on Data Privacy

Testimony of Jordan Crenshaw, Executive Director & Policy Counsel, Chamber Technology Engagement Center, Hearing on HB 1330 Data Privacy Bill before the North Dakota House Industry, Business & Labor Committee

Press ReleaseFeb 05, 2021 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Calls for More Resources for Antitrust Agencies

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement in response to Sen. Klobuchar’s introduction of antitrust legislation: "We look forward to engaging with Sen. Klobuchar on her proposed changes to antitrust laws. The antitrust laws have served American consumers and its economy well. Changing the legal standards for merger review, deciding who a company can do  business with, relying on fines over remedies to restore competition, and expanding private litigation will not make America’s economy more vibrant and will have far-reaching implications impacting virtually every sector of our economy. "We urge Congress to be especially mindful of the impact of changes in our antitrust laws and to focus on ensuring federal antitrust agencies have the resources to do their job consistent with the law."

EventJan 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Digital Assets: Promoting Prosperity

On Tuesday, January 26, to learn about our latest report, Digital Assets: A Framework for Regulation to Maintain the United States’ Status as an Innovation Leader. This report provides a framework for regulating the digital assets space so the U.S. remains an innovation leader.

Above the FoldJan 19, 2021 - 11:30am
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

Ajit Pai Leaves Behind Legacy of Communications Progress and Reform at the FCC

The outgoing chairman brought big ideas to the agency to advance the goal of connecting all Americans.

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2020 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Concerned by European Commission Digital Services and Digital Markets Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement after the European Commission announced new proposals for a Digital Services Act and a Digital Markets Act: