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!
The United States Chamber of Commerce has consistently advocated against the best interests of the American people, serving the interests of fossil fuel companies at the expense of the future health of our planet. But it couldn’t do this alone. The U.S. Chamber gains its lobbying power through the use of ample donations from corporations […]
Last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a rulemaking petition to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requesting that the agency limit potential plaintiffs’ ability to participate in COVID-19-related class action securities lawsuits. Such a move would prevent investors from suing a company if company leaders made statements about the company’s financial situation or […]
Recent Senate Report Details U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Toxic Influence on Climate Policy By: Zach Brown The horrific wildfires currently raging across the West Coast serve as a strong reminder that we cannot overlook the hazardous situation our nation’s addiction to fossil fuels has placed us in. The climate crisis truly stops for nothing—especially not […]
By Nick Papazyan, Congress Watch Legal Intern The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more American lives than all of the wars since the Korean War– combined. The virus is raging across the country, and we haven’t even begun what scientists call the “second wave.” At a time when we should be prioritizing public health and safety, […]
By: Allison Behrens, Congress Watch intern In the wake of seeing the terrible impacts of climate change on our planet, young people all over the world are rallying for action, holding protests and lobbying lawmakers to pass legislation to improve the future of our world. One such campaign led by students is being launched on […]
Corporate America is stepping up to support COVID-19 relief but its trade association is blocking a critical tool
As the COVID-19 pandemic exposes critical medical equipment shortages within our health system, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association have called for the White House to immediately use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to produce and distribute much needed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and ventilators. Yet the […]