Articles Tagged 'U.S. Chamber of Commerce'

Chamber’s Donohue rips Obama policies

The head of the nation’s largest business lobby took aim Wednesday at President Obama’s economic policies, saying that painful taxes, unsustainable entitlements and a robust… READ MORE

Big business declares war on Tea Party

The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the Republican Party and business groups that traditionally have backed… READ MORE

US Chamber chief: ‘Exploding debt’ is threat to economy

The chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday said the “exploding national debt” is the greatest threat to the U.S. economy. U.S. Chamber chief Tom Donohue called for Washington to reach a broad deal to rein in deficits in the coming months, while warning that entitlement spending was unsustainable. “As a nation and a people, we must… READ MORE

U.S. Chamber of Commerce goes on air in multi-state buy

May 9, 2012
By MAGGIE HABERMAN | Politico The AP reports:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads in Florida, Missouri, Hawaii and Ohio as Democrats struggle to hold Senate seats and their slim majority. The Republican-friendly lobbying group is also targeting 17 House races from New York to Minnesota. The ads, hitting Democratic incumbents over votes for President Barack Obama’s health

Facebook and Google join the Tea Party

November 17, 2011
By Gautham Nagesh - The Hill
Google, Facebook and other technology companies are aligning with the Tea Party to defeat copyright legislation championed by movie studios and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tech companies are seen as the underdog in the lobbying battle over the Stop Online Piracy Act, which would allow the government or copyright holders to obtain court …

Obama’s free-trade goal hits roadblock

August 19, 2010
By Kara Rowland-The Washington Times Eight months after he called for action on a string of stalled free-trade deals, President Obama is battling fierce opposition from his own party and concerns over a rising trade deficit in a rush to meet his own self-imposed November deadline for finishing a major accord with South Korea. But the failure of the Obama… READ MORE

Bill raises cost of global business

August 13, 2010
By Seth McLaughlin-The Washington Times With their usual sources for money drying up, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have started tapping the wallets of foreign workers and international businesses to pay for their pre-election wish list – moves that have put them at odds with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Indian government and possibly the World Trade Organization. On Thursday,… READ MORE

Finance bill favors interests of unions, activists

July 15, 2010
By Patrice Hill The financial reform bill expected to clear Congress this week is chock-full of provisions that have little to do with the financial… READ MORE

Unions, Business Lobbies Look to November

July 13, 2010

By Bennett Roth, CQ-Roll Call

Anticipating highly competitive Congressional elections, advocacy groups are pivoting swiftly into campaign mode as they seek to preserve or overturn legislation they have intensely lobbied for the past few years. Liberal and labor groups, which have backed Democratic measures such as health care and financial regulatory reform, are endeavoring to prevent big Republican gains they …

Chamber, ‘tea party’ find a Democrat to endorse

July 8, 2010
By Joseph Weber, The Washington Times On paper, Walt Minnick should be toast. The Idaho Democrat barely squeaked into the House two years ago, winning 51 percent of the vote in a conservative district that preferred John McCain over Barack Obama in the presidential election by 26 percentage points. His district is the most lopsidedly Republican district in the country… READ MORE

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