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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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Undermining the FSOC: Chamber Seeks to Roll Back Regulations On Massive Nonbank Financial Institutions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has strongly opposed centralized oversight of “nonbank” financial companies that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis and has fought to help a major contributor avoid heightened standards, according to a new report from Public Citizen’s U.S. Chamber Watch.   This analysis is the last in a series of three reports on the …

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