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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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Chamber of Commerce Weather Forecast for Capitol Hill: Make it Rain

By Dan Dudis, Director of U.S. Chamber Watch With the presidential campaign dominating the airwaves, social media feeds, and dinner table conversations across America, it’s easy to forget that there’s another equally important election taking place this November: the race for control of Congress.   You can be sure that the United States Chamber of …

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U.S. Chamber’s New Primary Focus Puts Incumbents in Crosshairs

 By: Aurora Randolph, Congress Watch legal fellow   Massive troves of United States Chamber of Commerce (U.S. Chamber) money in elections are hardly a new occurrence. The Chamber spent $70 million helping elect Republicans in 2014. But as rogue right-wing Republicans continue to yank on the leash of their establishment conservative leadership, reality seems to …

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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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