U.S. Chamber’s “Jobs Agenda” Doesn’t Create Jobs, Say Advocates in Advance of “State of American Business” Address Chamber-Proposed Deregulation and Tax Breaks Benefit Big Business at the Expense of the 99%
U.S. Chamber’s Truth in Advertising Troubles Continue Secret undisclosed money used to fabricate claims in TV ad for Republican candidate in NY-26
May 20, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Chamber is at it again. In their new ad urging western New Yorkers to vote for Republican congressional candidate Jane Corwin in Tuesday’s special election, the Chamber uses text from a supposed article in a local newspaper to tout Corwin’s record. The problem? The article doesn’t exist.
Washington, DC—Today, US Chamber Watch released the statement of spokesman Christy Setzer on the results of last night’s elections:
“Today, Speaker-Elect John Boehner pledged to ‘listen to the American people’ as he and the new Republican leadership craft an agenda to move our country forward. We sincerely hope he does. Unfortunately, all indications are that Boehner—pegged as a ‘Chamber of Commerce Republican’ for his allegiance to his wealthy corporate backers—will continue down the path notably seen during this current Congress, when Republicans voted in lockstep with the corporate interests funding their lobbying agenda—and ultimately their campaigns.
Foreign donors scandal the latest in string of legal controversies involving Chamber’s $75 million political program
Washington, DC—A Think Progress report today suggesting that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may have used foreign contributions to support its political operations is the latest in a string of scandals involving the lobbying giant’s use of money.