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Behind The Curtain: How Tom Donohue Says One Thing About Regulations but the Chamber Does Another

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By David King, Intern at U.S. Chamber Watch   On June 22, 2016, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue gave a speech entitled “Financing America’s Economic Growth: How Robust Capital Markets Can Help Revitalize Our Economy” at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City. He began this speech by recalling that he previously …

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Statement of Principles

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Watch Statement of Principles The United States Chamber of Commerce is the nation’s largest lobbyist, having spent over $1.2 billion on lobbying activities since 1998.  While the Chamber claims to represent the interests of more than 3 million American businesses including “mom-and-pop shops” and pursue an agenda aimed at helping “revitalize …

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Chamber of Commerce Weather Forecast for Capitol Hill: The Deluge Continues

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By Dan Dudis, Director of U.S. Chamber Watch   In our first update on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s elections spending in late March, we issued a Chamber of Commerce weather forecast for Capitol Hill: make it rain. Well three weeks later, its flood of campaign spending has continued unabated.   In a mere three …

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Arbitration, Part Deux: The Chamber’s Free Market Fail

By Dan Dudis, Director of U.S. Chamber Watch   Last time, I wrote about how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s arguments in favor of forced arbitration fell apart during a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB). And this, despite the fact that the hearing was actually more akin to a …

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