Not your hometown chamber
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the nation’s largest lobbying group and one of the leading spenders of dark money on elections.
While its name may conjure up wholesome images of your hometown chamber, the hyper-partisan U.S. Chamber pushes a reactionary agenda that is dangerous for workers, consumers, and the environment.
Here at Chamber Watch, our mission is to expose the threat the U.S. Chamber poses to all of us, our democracy, and our planet. So keep scrolling to learn more about the Chamber, its dangerous agenda, the companies that fund it, and what you can do to fight back!
If there was any doubt left in our mind (there wasn’t) that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is at the helm of the Trump administration’s sinking ship, the House Republicans’ budget proposal, released yesterday, certainly cleared that up. The “Building a Better America” budget proposal calls for significant cuts to public services while giving major tax […]
As President Trump pulls America out of the Paris climate agreement and Congress threatens to take health care away from 22 million people, it is becoming more and more clear that conservatives are making policy choices intended to scratch the backs of big companies and the wealthy few rather than protect regular Americans. Beyond the usual […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wasted no time in opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final arbitration rule that was released Monday, criticizing it as a “brazen” act. Too often, consumers are blocked by “rip-off clauses”, a fine-print trick that banks and predatory lenders use to evade accountability and conceal illegal behavior by prohibiting individuals and small […]
Just before Congress escaped town for the Fourth of July recess, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee released its draft fiscal year 2018 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill. The FSGG appropriations bill provides annual funding for the U.S. Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. […]
Dear Tom Wilson, Congratulations on your new role as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Because this is an important position, one that has the potential to steer the direction the Chamber takes throughout the next year, we wanted to remind you of an op-ed you wrote last September for the Washington Post titled, “How corporations can be a […]
ince the beginning of the debate around passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has worked to undermine efforts to expand access to healthcare for tens of millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans. In just 15 months between 2009 and 2010, the Chamber spent more than $102 million dollars, funneled to […]