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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

The U.S. Chamber and the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) promote market-based solutions, policies that foster investment in technology research and deployment, and balanced regulatory treatment of technical platforms.

Priorities for 2018

  • 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

Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 9:00am
Data privacy

The Privacy Protection Challenge

In response to data privacy concerns, the U.S. Chamber is offering guidelines for smart, effective solutions to this challenging issue.

Above the FoldJun 04, 2018 - 1:15pm
AI in disaster relief

The Future of Disaster Relief Includes Drones and AI

Technology has the power to save lives.

Above the FoldMay 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
European Union flags fly outside the European Commission building in Brussels, Belgium.

GDPR Success or Failure? Eight Things to Watch

We may not see its full implications for months or years to come.

Above the FoldMay 23, 2018 - 3:45pm
Packages move down a conveyor belt at the DHL Worldwide Express hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Global Supply Chains Must Evolve as the Economy Evolves

Technology, free trade agreements, and improved infrastructure can improve supply chains and reduce barriers for businesses

Above the FoldMay 07, 2018 - 12:00pm
Servers in a Yahoo data center in Lockport, New York.

Myth v. Fact: What’s the Truth about Net Neutrality?

Before Senators vote to impose Great Depression-era regulations on the Internet, it’s important to set a few things straight.

Above the FoldApr 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Digital icons superimposed on a world map.

Techlash Raises Questions, Carries Risks

Concerns over data privacy have highlighted the unease that Americans feel about the increasing power of technology companies in our lives.

Above the FoldMar 22, 2018 - 10:15am
Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Tex.

Here’s How to Make Cities Smarter

It will require ingenuity on the part of urban planners, federal and state officials, technology firms, and the networks

Above the FoldMar 12, 2018 - 9:00am
New Economy Working Group

Maximizing the Promise of Our New Economy

The New Economy Working Group seizes the opportunity for growth and job creation in the new economy.

Above the FoldMar 05, 2018 - 4:15pm
Travelers wait at a ride service pick up area at Los Angeles International Airport.

How Can We Build a Workforce for Our New Economy?

Seven in ten people are concerned Americans will not have the skills necessary to find and keep employment due to automation and innovation.