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Puzder and the Chamber: A Labor of Love

By Grace Aylmer   It comes as no surprise that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is feeling “optimistic” about Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, fast food baron Andy Puzder. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains.   While we can’t say exactly …

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    By Grace Aylmer   It comes as no surprise that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is feeling “optimistic” about Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, fast food baron Andy Puzder. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains.   While we can’t …

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New Year, Same Chamber

    By Grace Aylmer   While many Americans are signing up for a gym membership or vowing to read for fun, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is at it again with a slew of resolutions for the new year that, while they may line the pockets of Big Business and the very rich, promise …

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Exposing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: GOP Dark Money Machine

  By Grace Aylmer   Last week, Public Citizen’s Chamber Watch project began a series exposing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of the central actors pushing the modern day Republican Party’s extremist agenda. This week, we dive into the Chamber’s dark money spending during the 2016 election cycle. As discussed in last week’s blog, under …

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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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