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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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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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Waiting for Google

Google has revolutionized the world of information sharing, but it can’t seem to follow up on a basic commitment it made to its shareholders five months ago.   At Google’s May 2014 shareholder meeting, we asked Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt how he would respond to shareholder calls for greater political spending transparency. Despite its “Don’t …

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want your voice heard

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want American government to be run by the American people. Year after year, the Chamber is by far the biggest lobbyist in Washington, and this year looks to be no different. The first quarter’s lobbying disclosure reports just came in, and the Chamber together with its Institute for Legal …

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