Olimometer 2.52
  • Selling out democracy


    The Chamber has spent more than $1 billion on lobbying since 1998 – more than three times the next-highest spender.
  • Corporate Cash Kings


    More than half of the Chamber’s $179 million in 2012 donations came from just 64 donors.
  • Profit Over Sustainability


    The Chamber lobbies on behalf of the biggest fossil fuel and nuclear companies, ignoring science and putting our country and world at risk for their own profit.
  • An Anti-science Echo Chamber


    The Chamber has called for climate change science to be put on trial, rather than working toward a solution to this global crisis.
  • Danger ahead


    As corporations make ever larger profits and campaign spending proliferates, now is the time to push back against the Chamber’s dangerous influence.

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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Chamber’s Defense of Forced Arbitration Falls Apart

  By Dan Dudis, Director of U.S. Chamber Watch   On Tuesday, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing that was ostensibly supposed to “assess the effects of consumer finance regulations.” Unfortunately, instead of actually attempting to assess the effects of these regulations, the committee’s Republican leadership seemed far more interested in conducting a show …

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Chamber of Commerce Weather Forecast for Capitol Hill: Make it Rain

By Dan Dudis, Director of U.S. Chamber Watch With the presidential campaign dominating the airwaves, social media feeds, and dinner table conversations across America, it’s easy to forget that there’s another equally important election taking place this November: the race for control of Congress.   You can be sure that the United States Chamber of …

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City of Seattle Stands Up for Uber Drivers’ Rights, Is Sued by U.S. Chamber

By Rick Claypool, Research Director for Public Citizen’s President’s Office   Local elected officials across the U.S. are facing fierce opposition when the interests of their constituents come in conflict with the demands of ride-hailing corporations like Uber and Lyft.   In cities like Austin, Texas, and Boston, Mass., much of the conflict stems from …

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