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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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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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