U.S. Chamber of Commerce



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Marjorie A. Chorlins

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Since its founding more than a century ago, the Chamber has worked to deliver the voice of business in Washington, D.C., and around the world to advance policies that create jobs and grow and strengthen the competitiveness of our economy. Today, this work is more important than ever.

Advocacy | In partnership with its members, the Chamber’s nationally recognized international and domestic policy experts, lobbyists, lawyers, and communicators work to promote the interests of business in Washington and worldwide. More than 1,500 leaders from across the Chamber membership serve on policy committees, subcommittees, task forces, and councils to develop and advance recommendations on critical issues affecting business. The Chamber’s growing grassroots network is also key to educating voters, generating support for pro-growth policies, and advancing legislation on Capitol Hill.

The American Jobs and Growth Agenda, the Chamber’s plan to generate stronger, more robust economic growth, create jobs, and expand pportunity for all Americans, focuses on several policy areas:

• Economic Leadership and Fiscal Responsibility
• Energy
• Health Care Reform
• Immigration
• Infrastructure, Cybersecurity
• International Trade and Investment
• Education and a Competitive Workforce
• Regulatory Reform
• Legal Reform
• Innovation

The Chamber offers programs centered on these and other policy areas:

The mission of the Institute for 21st Century Energy is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a commonsense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean.

The Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) works to advance America’s global leadership in capital formation by supporting capital markets that are the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world.

The International Division leads the business community’s efforts to advance pro-business trade and investment policies that create jobs and spur economic growth.

The Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) leads a worldwide effort to champion intellectual property rights as vital to creating jobs, saving lives, advancing economic growth, and generating breakthrough solutions to global challenges.

The Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC) seeks to align trade, regulatory, and competition policy in support of open and competitive markets.

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) works to strengthen democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is a national campaign representing the nation’s business community, with the critical mission of making America’s legal system simpler, fairer, and faster for everyone. 

The U.S. Chamber Litigation Center (CLC) advocates for fair treatment of business in the courts and before regulatory agencies.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how our free enterprise system improves society and the economy. Through its initiatives, the Foundation builds skills, drives innovation, and encourages growth.

The Foundation has developed centers around specific areas of interest to the business community:

• Corporate Citizenship Center
• Center for Education and Workforce
• Hiring Our Heroes
• Institute for Organization Management
• Center for Women in Business

For more information, visit www.uschamberfoundation.org.

Standing Up for Free Enterprise | Advancing, preserving, and protecting free enterprise IS core to the U.S. Chamber’s. Through special programs, public engagement, and youth outreach, the Chamber runs an ongoing campaign to highlight people, programs, and policies that create opportunities and foster innovation across America and around the world.

For more information, go to www.USChamber.com/freeenterprise.

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