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!
Political rhetoric blaming government regulations for stifled small business growth is at an all-time high, and it’s no surprise that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is behind most of it. The Chamber has a long history of opposing regulations under the guise of being a voice for small business. Whether it’s the overtime rule that […]
In a previous piece, we wrote about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s very busy litigation practice, the issues the Chamber litigates most frequently, the government agencies it most often opposes, and the giant multinational corporations its litigation most often supports. In a newly-released report, we examine a few dozen of the most egregious cases the […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s war on workers was dealt a significant blow when fast food king Andy Puzder’s nomination to be Secretary of Labor collapsed. As we detailed three weeks ago, Puzder and the Chamber were simpatico on many issues of concern to labor. However, it didn’t take the Chamber long to pick itself […]
This week, the New York Times wrote a less than optimistic piece on the future of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The article named the usual suspects aiming to slash these critical public safeguards– most notably, Mick Mulvaney, Tom Price and members of the House Freedom Caucus. But, the article left out one important player: […]
It comes as no surprise that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is feeling “optimistic” about Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, fast food baron Andy Puzder. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains. While we can’t say exactly when the Chamber first fell […]
While the media has been focusing much of its attention over the past few weeks on the inauguration, protests to the aforementioned inauguration, and a slew of alternative facts, Chamber Watch did not fail to tune into U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue’s annual State of American Business address. Over the past 10 years, […]