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Federal Contracting

The U.S. Chamber works to streamline the acquisition process, ensure a fair and open procurement system, and encourage the government to rely more on the private sector for the goods and services it needs.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJul 05, 2017 - 4:00pm
SpaceX SES 10 Rocket Booster arriving to Port Canaveral. Photographer: Tom Cross

How Last Century Bureaucracy Is Hurting U.S. Space Sovereignty

When it comes to government, “moving fast” doesn’t mean what you think it means.

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 Cut_Red_Tape@uschamber.com. Commenters’ privacy and confidentiality will be protected.

Above the FoldJun 21, 2017 - 11:30am
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch for the Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite mission. Photo credit: SpaceX.

Commercial Innovation Can Transform Space Acquisition

“To be frank, the government approach, and our approach to space acquisition operations, and our approach to our relationship and partnerships with the industrial sector — while they’re strong — have to be relooked at, renewed, refigured, and refreshed.” Major General Thompson, Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, June 2 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Above the FoldMar 06, 2017 - 6:30pm
U.S. Capitol before sunrise.

Senate Targets Obama Rule Blacklisting Federal Contractors

Businesses shouldn’t have to sacrifice their due process rights in order to do work for the federal government.

Above the FoldOct 12, 2016 - 9:00am
"Compliance" in a bear trap.

Are Massive Document Demands of Federal Contractors Necessary?

A GAO report finds that the vast majority of them play by the rules.

LetterSep 27, 2016 - 12:00pm

Hill Letter on H.R. 5303, the "Water Resources Development Act of 2016"

This letter in support of H.R. 5303, the “Water Resources Development Act of 2016” has been sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

LetterJul 14, 2016 - 12:15pm

Letter to Conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017"

This letter regarding the conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,” was sent to all Members appointed to the conference committee.

LetterJul 13, 2016 - 2:15pm

Multi-Association Letter on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 and the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

This multi-association letter regarding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 and the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was sent to all Members of the Conference Committee on the NDAA, as well as the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

LetterJul 13, 2016 - 8:30am

Letter on Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter regarding the FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was sent to all Members of the House Committee on Appropriations.

LetterJul 07, 2016 - 12:00pm

Letter on Conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017"

This letter regarding conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,” was sent to all Members of the Committees on Armed Services.