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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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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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Not Buying It: Countering the Chamber’s Anti-Class Action Accounts

By Susan Harley, Deputy Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division   Lawmakers should not set great store by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s April testimony from attorney John Beisner before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary. In his testimony, Beisner advocated legislation to prevent what he labels “overbroad” or “no-injury” class …

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Chamber ‘Transparency’ Ruse Would Harm Asbestos Victims

By: Susan Harley, Deputy Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch.   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is at it again. In his 2015 State of American Business speech, Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue reheated his well-worn rhetoric decrying regulation and consumer protections, calling for limits on civil justice, “overly lenient” trade and tax policies, …

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