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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

Above the FoldDec 02, 2019 - 9:00am
U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue speaks at the 2nd Annual Space Summit, LAUNCH: The Space Economy.

Commercial Space is Taking Off

Today, every company is, or very soon will be, a space company.

ReportDec 01, 2019 - 4:15pm

Policy Priorities for the New European Commission

Promoting Competitiveness & Transatlantic Cooperation

ReportNov 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
CTEC / Facebook Report - Cover Graphic: How Social Media Tools Benefit Small Businesses (A Case Study)

How Social Media Tools Benefit Small Businesses

The results of this survey show that Facebook is a widely used platform among small businesses, and that the majority find Facebook’s products to be important to their business. Small businesses use Facebook’s products for a variety of reasons, including marketing, communication with customers, and providing general information about their business.

Letters to CongressNov 19, 2019 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Hearing, "Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology"

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, on the hearing entitled, “Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology.”

Press ReleaseNov 18, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Democrats Federal Privacy Principles

WASHINGTON D.C. - Tim Day, senior vice president, U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), issued the following statement today in response to Senate Democrats unveiling a new set of data privacy principles:

Above the FoldNov 13, 2019 - 9:30am
e-scooters

Rise of E-Scooters Reinforces Need for U.S. Infrastructure Investment 

E-scooters are crucial to public transit as an alternative mode of transportation. But to keep them around, we need better infrastructure.

Letters to CongressNov 12, 2019 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on an Amendment to S. 2789, the "Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, opposing an amendment to S. 2789, the "Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressOct 30, 2019 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3055

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate, on H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2020.

Press ReleaseOct 30, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber, Google release new study on the economic impact of small business exports

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Google, released a new study today on the economic impact of U.S. small business exports. The study examines the current economic contributions of small business exporters, common obstacles small businesses face when exporting, and the role technology can play to expand opportunities for small business exporters.

ReportOct 30, 2019 - 9:00am
Google / CTEC Report Thumbnail

Growing Small Business Exports

Small business exports currently account for $541 billion and nearly six million jobs in the United States. However, small businesses face several barriers to exporting, primarily foreign regulations, tariffs and customs procedures, and payment collection issues. 73% of small businesses are not aware of digital resources that can help them reach customers around the world. If small businesses had better access to global markets, it could increase the GDP of the United States by $81 billion and add 900,000 new jobs.