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!
Tell Gap to #DroptheChamber
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 […]
Feeling the Heat on Climate Policy from Members and the Public, Chamber Announces Climate Task Force
A decade ago, Apple Inc. and three large power utility companies famously ended their membership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its policy of obstructing any and all meaningful climate action. This may have stung for the Chamber, but not enough to move the dial: Under President and CEO Tom Donohue, the Chamber has […]
Despite the Chamber’s Claims, a Wall Street Sales Tax Would Fall on Wall Street High Rollers, Not Average Citizens
Almost exactly 11 years ago, Wall Street’s reckless behavior crashed the nation’s economy, devastating the lives of millions. Now, the rules put in place after the financial crisis to stop bank “gambling” in the stock markets are being weakened by through deregulation and speculation is still rampant on Wall Street. Additionally, Big Banks are making […]
Recently, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released an issue brief entitled “Association Health Plans: Everything You Need to Know.” The brief argues for expanded “association health plans” (AHPs)—junk health care plans with skimpy coverage and without Affordable Care Act protections—to address the problem of rising health insurance premiums. In characteristic fashion, the Chamber has enthusiastically […]