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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

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.

Above the FoldJun 02, 2021 - 11:15am
Chart of financial data.

Europe’s Data Strategy: Promoting Innovation or Undermining Competition?

Policymakers should focus more on helping European firms, rather than trying to use policy to trip up international competitors.

Above the FoldJun 01, 2021 - 10:45am
The Digital Economy

Under the Microscope: The European Union’s Digital Markets Act

The U.S. Chamber supports a EU proposal to establish a forward-looking strategic dialogue around trade and technology policy.

Above the FoldMar 25, 2021 - 4:00pm
Digital government

Government Needs a 21st Century Digital Transformation

U.S. Government needs to modernize by embracing commercial digital solutions and partnering with the private sector.

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.

Above the FoldSep 15, 2020 - 11:45am
FCC broadband

The FCC’s Impressive Broadband Resume and Steps Congress Can Take to Connect All Americans

The FCC can only do so much to bridge the digital divide. Congress must act now to provide solutions for America's broadband crisis.

Above the FoldAug 20, 2020 - 1:45pm
Global economics, resilience

B20 Global Dialogue: Why Digital Transformation is Needed for Economic Resilience Post-COVID-19 and Beyond

Read the key takeaways from B20 Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Chamber's event on building economic resilience through digital transformation.

Above the FoldJul 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
Broadband in COVID19

The Importance of Digitally Connecting All Americans

Universal broadband connectivity is critical, now more than ever. We explain why: