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April 9, 1993 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Amid cries of "fascism" and "McCarthyism," a bitter fight has erupted between conservative Republican leaders in Congress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that reflects the deepening split within the GOP and the shadow it casts over the party's future. U.S. business, represented in Washington by the Chamber and similar organizations, has long been a mainstay of the Republican Party.
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BUSINESS
March 10, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission, which gained more authority to punish corporate wrongdoing in a government crackdown on fraud four years ago, is going too far, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report said Thursday. The chamber, which lobbies for 3 million U.S.
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NEWS
May 11, 1993 | Associated Press
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce attacked a major part of President Clinton's economic program Monday, coming out against $104 billion of his proposed tax increases. In a letter to every member of Congress, the chamber said it opposed Clinton's broad-based energy tax, his proposal to boost the corporate tax rate from 34% to 36% and a Clinton proposal to boost taxes on foreign royalty income earned by U.S. companies.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
An appeals court panel Tuesday denied the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's request for a rehearing on whether the Securities and Exchange Commission was justified in amending its rules to impose the independent chair provision. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against the chamber on the justification issue in its lawsuit opposing the provision requiring that the chairman of a mutual fund board and 75% of its directors must be independent.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
An appeals court panel Tuesday denied the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's request for a rehearing on whether the Securities and Exchange Commission was justified in amending its rules to impose the independent chair provision. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against the chamber on the justification issue in its lawsuit opposing the provision requiring that the chairman of a mutual fund board and 75% of its directors must be independent.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission, which gained more authority to punish corporate wrongdoing in a government crackdown on fraud four years ago, is going too far, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report said Thursday. The chamber, which lobbies for 3 million U.S.
NEWS
October 27, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington wants to spend at least $5 million to help keep Republicans in control of Congress by aiding pro-business candidates next year. The chamber announced it will target 35 to 40 House races and 10 to 12 Senate races. The chamber plans to spend $100,000 for each House race and possibly more for Senate contests.
NATIONAL
August 25, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest business lobbying organization, plans to help pay for advertisements that attack Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. John Edwards and trial lawyers for supposedly raising the cost of doing business.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1997 | (Associated Press)
Thomas J. Donohue, president of the American Trucking Assn., was named president of the nation's biggest business organization and said he hoped to meet soon with his counterpart in labor. Donohue, 58, will assume the top operating post at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 1, succeeding Richard L. Lesher, president since 1975. Lesher announced in February that he would leave to pursue other activities.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Judge Blocks Order on Striking Workers: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it won a round in court, blocking enforcement of a presidential order that bars the government from doing business with companies that permanently replace striking workers. The chamber said U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler agreed to block the order until it could be heard by an appeals court, but rejected the business group's legal arguments that the executive order violates federal law.
NATIONAL
August 25, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest business lobbying organization, plans to help pay for advertisements that attack Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. John Edwards and trial lawyers for supposedly raising the cost of doing business.
NEWS
May 31, 2000 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American business advocates persuaded the Supreme Court on Tuesday to consider forcing the government to take costs into account before it sets national air quality standards. If the business lawyers prevail, the court's decision--due next year--could force the government to pull back from a series of anti-pollution standards. At issue is when, if ever, the government should weigh the cost of combating pollution. The Clean Air Act of 1970 appeared to put the focus on public health alone.
NEWS
April 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will solicit donations from U.S. corporations to compensate slave laborers and others who were forced to work in German factories owned by American companies or their subsidiaries during World War II, authorities said Saturday. The chamber, which represents more than 3 million businesses worldwide, decided to establish the fund after being approached by the Clinton administration and a number of major U.S.
NEWS
October 27, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington wants to spend at least $5 million to help keep Republicans in control of Congress by aiding pro-business candidates next year. The chamber announced it will target 35 to 40 House races and 10 to 12 Senate races. The chamber plans to spend $100,000 for each House race and possibly more for Senate contests.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1998 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thomas J. Donohue, the aggressive new president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, takes his road show to California today, seeking to strengthen ties with local business people and boost the organization's budget by soliciting corporate chieftains for special $100,000-a-year contributions.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1997 | (Associated Press)
Thomas J. Donohue, president of the American Trucking Assn., was named president of the nation's biggest business organization and said he hoped to meet soon with his counterpart in labor. Donohue, 58, will assume the top operating post at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 1, succeeding Richard L. Lesher, president since 1975. Lesher announced in February that he would leave to pursue other activities.
NEWS
March 9, 1993 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in a major policy shift, said Monday that all businesses should be required to provide health insurance for their workers. The giant trade group, which represents 215,000 firms of all sizes throughout the United States, until recently had been a determined opponent of proposals for mandatory coverage, but it is now convinced that universal coverage is an essential and unavoidable component of health care reform.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1989 | STUART AUERBACH, Washington Post
That bastion of capitalism, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor a course in free enterprise at Karl Marx University in Budapest next year, chamber officials announced. "It can only make you raise your eyebrows--the Chamber of Commerce and Karl Marx University," commented Rozanne L. Ridgway, former assistant secretary of state for European affairs and president of the Atlantic Council.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1996 | From Bloomberg Business News
After a two-year search that yielded only two viable candidates, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that it chose Fidelity Investments to offer retirement plans to its 215,000 small-business members, which employ about 24 million workers. "We talked to about 50 insurers, mutual funds and brokerage houses," said Lawrence Kraus, senior vice president of the Chamber of Commerce. "Initially we couldn't interest anyone because the cost of administration was too high."
NEWS
February 3, 1996 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a White House effort to protect striking workers, throwing out an order by President Clinton that would cut off federal contracts for companies that permanently replace the strikers. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court declared unanimously that the National Labor Relations Act gives employers "the right to permanently replace economic strikers as an offset to the employees' right to strike."
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