Retirement | U.S. Chamber of Commerce


American businesses of every size maintain a long-held commitment to providing voluntary benefits that support the welfare of their workers. As Americans live longer, healthier, and more active lives, retirement security becomes a greater concern—particularly with the uncertainty surrounding government programs like Social Security. 

The private employer-provided retirement system has contributed significantly to the retirement needs of millions of seniors. The Chamber and its members are committed to continuing the success of the system and ensuring the long-term retirement security of Americans.

Recent Activity

LetterJul 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 2030, the Savings Enhancement by Alleviating Leakage in 401(k) Savings Act

On July 18, 2017, the Chamber, along with several trade associations sent this letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R.

LetterJul 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

Comment Letter to Chairman Hatch on Tax Reform Recommendations

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted this letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch in response to his June 16, 2017 letter that requested feeback from industry stakeholders on comprehensive tax reform. 

LetterJul 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Letter to Chairman Huizenga and Ranking Member Maloney on the Fiduciary Duty Rule

On July 12, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment Chairman Bill Huizenga and Ranking Member Carolyn Maloney.

LetterJul 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

H.R. 3138, the Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act

This letter was sent to Reps. Kind, Jenkins, Cole, DelBene, LaMalfa, Reichert, and Torres is support of there recently introduced bill, H.R. 3138.

LetterJun 30, 2017 - 3:45pm

Letters Supporting H.R. 2823/S.1321, Legislation to Repeal the DOL's Fiduciary Rule

On June 30th, in support of two companion bills that were introduced in Congress to repeal the DOL’s fiduciary rule, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent the following letters of support:

LetterMay 26, 2017 - 11:15am

Letter to All Members of Congress Regarding Fiduciary Rule Implementation

On May 26, 2017, the Chamber sent this letter to the full United States Congress regarding the fiduciary rule and the Chamber’s recently released report, The Data is In: The Fiduciary Rule Will Harm Small Retirement Saver.       May 26, 2017  

ReportMay 25, 2017 - 4:45pm
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The Data Is In: The Fiduciary Rule will Harm Small Retirement Savers

This report is a compilation of survey statistics and other data that was submitted by various organizations in response to a DOL recent comment period, in response to the February 3, 2017 Presidential Executive Order, on the Fiduciary Rule.

ImageMay 25, 2017 - 4:45pm
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The Fiduciary Rule Will Harm Small Retirement Savers Infographic

New data confirms the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule will cost savers.

LetterMay 17, 2017 - 1:45pm

Comment Letter to House HELP Subcommittee Regarding Employment Based Retirement Savings Plans

This letter was sent to the Chairman Tim Walberg and Ranking Member Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions in advance of the  Subcommittee’s hearing entitled “Regulatory Barriers Facing Workers and Families Saving for Retirement.” The letter expresses the Chamber’s support for policies that encourage employment based retirement saving

Above the FoldMay 05, 2017 - 9:30am
Retirement Plan

Retirement Protection You Probably Didn’t Know You Had

The biggest mistake is often not knowing what you don’t know.