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Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits

The Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits Division facilitates the use of two policy committees (Labor Relations Committee and Employee Benefits Committee) composed of Chamber members that formulate and analyze the Chamber's policy in the areas of labor law, immigration, pension and health care. The Division regularly interacts with Congressional staff, numerous Federal agencies and many national coalitions (some of which are chaired by the Chamber) to help define and shape national labor, immigration and employee benefit policy.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldNov 16, 2017 - 12:45pm
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From Dream Job to Possible Deportation, a DREAMer Confronts the Unknown

Nearly 800,000 young immigrants that face deportation if DACA is completely rescinded and Congress fails to act.

LetterNov 15, 2017 - 11:45am

Letter on State Auto-Enrollment IRA Programs and ERISA

To determine if the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) might impact viability of mandated auto-enrollment IRA programs created through state legislation (“State Auto-Enrollment IRA Programs”), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce requested Eversheds Sutherland (US) to examine whether state auto-IRA plans are preempted by ERISA and/or could be considered ERISA plans.  

LetterNov 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

Letter to Members of the U.S. Senate Supporting the Nomination of Preston Rutledge to Assistant Secretary of Labor at EBSA

On November 13, 2017 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to all members of the U.S. Senate to support the nomination of Preston Rutledge to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor at the Employee Benefits Security Administration.     

LetterNov 06, 2017 - 1:30pm

Letter to Chairman Walberg and Ranking Member Sablan Supporting H.R. 4158, the "Retirement Plan Modernization Act"

On November 6, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to the House Education and the Workforce Committee's Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg and Ranking Member Gregorio Sablan in support of H.R. 4158, the "Retirement Plan Modernization Act." H.R.

LetterNov 02, 2017 - 1:15pm

Key Vote Alert! Letter to Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Supporting H.R. 849, the "Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017"

On November 11, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this Key Vote Alert!  letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 849, the "Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017," which would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).    

Comment to RegulatorsOct 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Coalition Comments to DOL Regarding Claims Procedure for Plans Providing Disability Benefits

On October 27, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with several other trade associations sent a comment letter to the Employee Benefits Security Administration Acting Assistant Secretary, Mr. Timothy Hauser in response to the Department of Labor's Proposed Regulation that would delay the applicability date of the rule amending disability claims procedures (81 Fed Reg. 92316 (Dec.

Press ReleaseOct 26, 2017 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Opioid Epidemic Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Randy Johnson issued the following statement today after President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency: