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Economic Policy

The U.S. Chamber's Economic and Tax Policy Division focuses its work on advancing policies that create jobs and foster economic growth.

Our division is committed to pro-growth tax policies that preserve America's global competitiveness and is opposed to tax increases that reduce businesses' ability to grow, invest, and create jobs. We believe a successful economy depends on a tax code that rewards achievement, encourages investment, and promotes growth. Below you will find links to our policy objectives and accomplishments, recent Hill communications, and other relevant materials.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJul 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

U.S. Chamber Pens Open Letter on Tax Reform to Congress: ‘Failure is Not an Option’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today penned an open letter to all members of Congress demanding an end to the legislative gridlock that is holding progress hostage.

Above the FoldJul 12, 2017 - 11:45am
Senator Orrin Hatch waits to begin a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Here’s the Chamber’s Tax Reform Roadmap

Not to sound like a broken record, but we would love to see comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform as soon as possible.

LetterJul 12, 2017 - 9:30am

Comment Letter on Tax Reform to Chairman Hatch

On July 11, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments on tax reform in response to Chairman Hatch's request for input.

Above the FoldJul 05, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rep. Kevin Brady, speaks with Sen. Orrin Hatch before meeting with President Trump. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Pool Bloomberg

American Business Presses Congress on Tax Reform: 'A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity'

Last week, the U.S. Chamber sent a message to Congress urging them to reform tax policy.

Issue BriefJun 29, 2017 - 2:45pm

Red Tape - Paperwork Reduction Act

The Chamber is leading the challenge against unreasonable red tape. On February 27, 2017, the Chamber filed a petition with OIRA to rescind the excessively burdensome and unjustified expansion of the EEOC’s Annual Employer Report form. This is the first in a series of articles detailing the excessive cost of Federal information collection red tape. Future articles will identify examples of unnecessary and overly-burdensome information collection mandates and identify the agencies most responsible for red tape burdens. The Chamber welcomes information from readers about their experiences dealing with regulatory Red Tape. What Federal paperwork requirement affecting your business do you find most onerous? Send your suggestions and comments to Commenters’ privacy and confidentiality will be protected.

Press ReleaseJun 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

Business Community to Congress: Move Quickly on Tax Reform

The nation’s top business organizations urged Congress to reach common agreement on a tax reform plan and move quickly on legislation in a letter sent today to Congressional leadership. The business groups said that no other reforms under consideration in Congress are as important as pro-growth comprehensive tax reform.

EventJun 02, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Maj. Gen. Thompson giving keynote address at Chamber Headquarters

Role of the Commercial Sector in Meeting Future National Security Space Requirements

Please join us on Friday, June 2nd from 9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. at the Chamber's headquarters (1615 H St NW) for a panel discussion and keynote address from Major General David D. Thompson, Vice Commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. 

ArticleMay 29, 2017 - 10:15am

The Hazy Link Between Border Tax Adjustments and Exchange Rates

The debate over border tax adjustments as part of comprehensive tax reform has been complicated by questions over exchange rate adjustments.

Above the FoldMay 25, 2017 - 10:30am
U.S. Capitol Building

It’s Time To Scrap the Debt Limit

The practical effect of the debt limit has been to manufacture a series of distracting and economically dangerous political crises.