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The mission of U.S. Chamber Watch is to promote greater transparency and accountability in American political processes by shedding light on the funding and practices of the largest private interest lobbyist in America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

U.S. Chamber Watch conducts research on the activities of the U.S. Chamber and cooperates with small businesses, investors, and consumer protection, environmental and other public interest groups dedicated to protecting an open American political process. U.S. Chamber Watch will educate members of the public, elected officials and the business community, to challenge the U.S. Chamber’s misrepresentations and distortions of fact and to hold accountable the anonymous funders of the U.S. Chamber’s extremist political advocacy.

U.S. Chamber Watch was founded in May of 2010 by Change to Win, a federation of five unions and 5.5 million workers. It is a nonprofit corporation organized and registered under the laws of the District of Columbia.

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Whose opportunity does U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue talk about when he talks about opportunity?

The Chamber’s policies might give the largest corporations the opportunity to grow, but that is often not the same thing as growth and opportunity for the American people. After-tax corporate profits in the third quarter topped 11 percent of GDP for the first time since the records started in 1947. But everyday Americans aren’t doing so well, with real median household income declining 4.4 percent since 2009.

When the Chamber opposes increasing minimum wages to coincide with growth in productivity and the economy overall, one must ask whose growth and opportunity the Chamber is pushing for.