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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 ReleaseOct 05, 2017 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Statement on House Passage of the 2018 Budget Resolution

Important First Step, but the Work is Just Beginning WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today after passage of the 2018 budget resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives:

EventSep 28, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
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Chairman Kevin Brady Addresses U.S. Chamber on Tax Reform

Chairman Kevin Brady discusses the implications of the latest “Big Six” tax reform plan for job creators of all sizes and their workers.

Press ReleaseSep 27, 2017 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Tax Reform Framework

Donohue: Work Quickly to Pass Budget Resolution, Unlock the Potential of Pro-Growth Tax Reform WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today regarding the tax reform framework released by Republican congressional leadership and the Trump administration:

ArticleSep 25, 2017 - 11:45am

Tax Myth Busting: Expensing and Interest

In this article, Foster explains that getting expensing right is a key part of improving neutrality regarding business investment.

Above the FoldSep 19, 2017 - 10:00am
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History and Hope Mix for Bipartisan Tax Reform

Comprehensive tax reform, current edition, resembles the successful 1986 effort in many ways.

Above the FoldSep 12, 2017 - 12:45pm
Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist and Maxine Turner, U.S. Chamber Council on Small Business chair.

Small Businesses Know It’s Time for Tax Reform

It’s been 31 years since the last overhaul of our nation’s tax code in 1986, and America’s Main Streets cannot wait another 31 years.

Above the FoldSep 05, 2017 - 11:00am
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Tax Reform Under History’s Light

Tax reform’s chances are better in this Congress than at any time in the past 30 years.

EventAug 31, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Annual Labor Day Briefing

U.S. Chamber’s Randy Johnson and J.D. Foster will host a press briefing regarding the Chamber’s priorities for the second half of the 115th session of Congress. The topics to be discussed will include labor regulations, comprehensive tax reform, health care reform, and workplace issues.

Above the FoldAug 31, 2017 - 9:00am
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The Labor Market’s Next Chapter: Wages

The U.S. labor market is turning the page to the last chapter of recovery from the recession ending over eight years prior.