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The Hill: Anti-Chamber group slams U.S. Chamber's response to Disclose Act


April 30, 2010- StopTheChamber.com, an organization that monitors the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on Friday blasted the Chamber for its opposition to the Disclose Act, a bill introduced in the House and Senate that requires greater disclosure on how campaign funds are spent.

"Corporate robber barons, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have said that they will spend more than $100 million to elect Congress members this year who will do their bidding," said StopTheChamber spokesman and attorney Kevin Zeese in prepared remarks. "This corruption of elections is opposed by the vast majority of Americans. The Disclose Act will start to address this attack."

Shortly after yesterday's introduction of the bill, the Chamber criticized the measure for stifling free speech and helping Democrats in the upcoming elections.

"What's most in need of disclosure is the real purpose behind this bill -- it's nothing more than a brazen attempt to tilt the playing field in favor of the incumbent party in this fall's elections, silence constitutionally protected speech and abridge First Amendment rights," said Tom Donohue, chamber president and CEO, said in a statement.

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