Washington, D.C. — Following reports the U.S. Chamber of Commerce considers it a ‘deal breaker’ for any Member of Congress that supports the Build Back Better Act, government watchdog Accountable.US condemned the business trade group’s warped priorities after resuming campaign support earlier this year to the ‘Sedition Caucus’ – members of Congress that voted against certifying the 2020 election which helped incite the deadly Capitol insurrection on January 6th.
“Some things should be bigger than the bottom line, like a healthy democracy,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “The U.S. Chamber leadership wears its extremism and greed on their sleeve by funding the Sedition Caucus while blacklisting those who support paid leave and lower health costs for everyday families. Do the Chamber’s member companies agree that democracy is worth selling out and that lawmakers who tried to negate the will of the American people should not just be forgiven, but rewarded?”
‘Drop the Chamber’: Following the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol 11 months ago yesterday, a wave of companies and corporations, including the U.S. Chamber, announced they would be implementing a temporary pause or even a full stop to their political giving. Then, less than ten weeks later, the U.S. Chamber reversed course and announced it would be resuming political giving, even for those who voted against certifying the results of the U.S. presidential election – the very issue that brought the insurrectionists to the nation’s capital in the first place.
Accountable.US is renewing its calls on members and donors to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to disassociate from the organization in light of the Chamber’s decision to choose seditionists over those fighting for paid family leave, the Child Tax Credit, and other life-changing policies for working families.
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