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!
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Priorities are the Same as Always—Protecting Profits Instead of People
U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue gave his “State of the American Business” address yesterday, signaling that the trade association and the nation’s largest lobby spender couldn’t be happier about benefits that were handed out to Big Business over the past year, which included record Wall Street profits and a massive tax giveaway. Unfortunately, […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sided against 83% of the American public by heavily pushing to repeal the rules that ensured net neutrality. Likewise, polling on the Republican tax bill in the final days before passage showed it 22 points underwater with the public, meanwhile a Public Citizen report found that the Chamber had 100 […]
Three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pushing for massive tax cuts for giant corporations and the managerial elite. In a new million dollar ad campaign launched last week, the Chamber depicts average Americans at work, whether behind a cash register or on a factory floor, while the words “create […]
This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Small Business Summitin Washington, DC. The stated purpose of the three day event is to provide small businesses with tools and strategies “to successfully compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment.” While this sounds well and good, the Chamber unsurprisingly fails (yet again) to mention […]
As the United States, Canada, and Mexico begin talks aimed at renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is warningthe Trump administration not to touch investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the existing agreement. What is ISDS and why is it so important to the Chamber, the nation’s largest corporate […]
Wells Fargo has done it again. And again. And again. This time, instead of creating fake accounts that customers weren’t aware of, or allegedly charging them for auto insurance they didn’t need, Wells Fargo has come for the mom and pop shops of Main Street, USA. A new class action lawsuit alleges that Wells Fargo has been overcharging small businesses […]