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The U.S. Chamber in the news - August 24
Obama, who has sought deeper ties with China, says his administration has nevertheless stepped up trade complaints, and announced one in response to Chinese tariffs on US auto exports during a campaign trip to Ohio in July. But the administration, as well as the Republican-supporting US Chamber of Commerce, are actively seeking Chinese investment. They want to capitalize on the ambitions of state-owned and private Chinese companies to expand from the developing world to developed countries.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is also still threatening to file a lawsuit against the SEC, asserting that the cost for cleaning up supply chains is too high for companies, according to the Enough Project. The reality is that major companies such as Microsoft, General Electric, and Motorola have rejected the Chamber of Commerce's stance against the regulations, it said. And technology companies such as Intel, HP, Motorola Solutions and Apple have already established conflict-free programs ahead of the required SEC regulations, proving that clean supply chains are possible and profitable, it added.
The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee and the super-political action committee American Crossroads have said they would no longer help Akin. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which had previously funded ads against McCaskill, won’t continue to be involved in the race, a spokeswoman told the Associated Press.
The same hypothetical could wind up applying for congressional Democrats facing heavy incoming ad traffic from Republican groups such as Crossroads GPS, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity, and the 60-Plus Association. Senate and House candidates will push for equal time which may come at the expense of station commitments to either outside groups or commercial advertisers.