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For Immediate Release

Press Release

U.S. Chamber Doubles Down on Decision to Donate to Sedition Caucus

WASHINGTON -

Following reports that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is sticking with its choice to continue contributing to the ‘Sedition Caucus’—members of Congress that voted against certifying the 2020 election which helped incite the deadly Capitol insurrection on January 6 — government watchdog Accountable.US condemned the business trade group’s decision to prioritize its political influence over a healthy democracy.  

 “It’s shameful but no surprise that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is doubling down on its anti-democratic decision to reward the politicians that weaponized Donald Trump’s Big Lie with thousands in campaign cash. If the Chamber and its leadership truly cared about what’s best for business, they’d be fighting tooth and nail to protect fair and free elections. Poll after poll shows consumers back companies that demonstrate a commitment to democracy,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “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?” 

This month, Accountable.US launched the interactive report ‘In Bad Company’ finding that after the Jan. 6 insurrection, corporations reopened money floodgate to election objectors within months, to the tune of over $8.1 million. The report spotlights the hypocritical and complicit post-insurrection behavior of twenty Fortune 500 companies and 10 leading industry groups, many of which sought praise for condemning the insurrection or made flowery statements in support of democracy in the aftermath — and then chose to abandon those stated values within months in pursuit of more political influence.

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Accountable.US is a nonpartisan watchdog that exposes corruption in public life and holds government officials and corporate special interests accountable by bringing their influence and misconduct to light. In doing so, we make way for policies that advance the interests of all Americans, not just the rich and powerful. 

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