Tag: Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Uneasy About Biden’s Fed Nominee Raskin, Cites Her Fossil Fuel Defunding Remarks

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter to congressional lawmakers raising concerns about Sarah Bloom Raskin, President Joe Biden’s nominee as the Federal Reserve’s vice chair for supervision, with the lobby group citing her calls for federal regulators to pull financing from the fossil fuel industry. Tom Quaadman, executive vice president of the…


Chamber of Commerce CEO Defends Endorsing Democrats, Says Ties With GOP Remain ‘Strong’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) president and CEO Suzanne Clark told Axios in an interview that the business group was right to endorse nearly two dozen House Democrats last year, despite reports that the move has put a strain on the organization’s relationship with Republicans. Clark, who took over as head of the USCC in March, said the…


US Businesses Urge Government to Solve ‘Ever-Worsening Workforce Crisis’

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called for the federal government and states to take swift action to address “the country’s ever-worsening workforce crisis,” as the economy gains momentum, triggering a strong demand for labor. “America’s great economic resurgence is being held back by an unprecedented workforce shortage—and it’s getting worse,” Neil Bradley, executive vice president…


Chamber of Commerce: US Labor Shortage a ‘National Economic Crisis’

A report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned that a recent labor shortage plaguing businesses nationwide is worsening, describing the situation as a “national economic crisis.” The Chamber’s report released Tuesday found that the United States had a record 8.1 million vacant job openings in March—the last month where data was available—noting it was…


US Chamber of Commerce Urges Biden to End Pandemic Benefits: ‘Paying People Not to Work’ Killing Recovery

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on the White House to end expanded federal unemployment benefits that were implemented during last year’s pandemic relief efforts, saying the extra monthly payments are hurting the economy by keeping workers out of the labor market. On Friday, the Department of Labor reported just 266,000 new jobs created in…


Beijing’s ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ Part of Long Term Influence Campaign Against US and Its Neighbors

Internal documents reveal that China’s recent “vaccine diplomacy” amid the COVID-19 pandemic is consistent with its past influence tactics, as about 80 countries and 3 international organizations will receive China-made vaccines, according to Chinese authorities. Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered a video speech to the Colombian people at the invitation of Colombian President Ivan Duque,…


Beijing’s ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ Part of Long Term Influence Campaign Against US and Its Neighbors: Experts

The Chinese regime has stepped up its “vaccine diplomacy” push around the world, with about 80 countries and three international organizations signing up to receive China-made vaccines, according to Chinese authorities. These efforts are an extension of a long-running campaign by Beijing to increase its influence around the globe, experts say. Internal documents obtained by The…


Orange County’s Restricted Businesses Unlikely to Reopen Until Late March

Indoor gyms and theaters will likely reopen in Orange County later this month, if the region’s COVID-19 metrics continue their downward trend. Right now, Orange County falls under the state-mandated purple tier, meaning some of its non-essential businesses, fitness facilities and theatres must remain closed. Restaurants can remain open to facilitate takeout orders, or serve…


Tens of Thousands of Chinese Expats Stranded in Burma Following Military Coup

Burma’s military launched a coup in the early morning of Feb. 1, and said it would impose a state of emergency for one year. At present, there are tens of thousands of mainland Chinese business entrepreneurs and workers in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Previously, the Chinese regime said that due to the current COVID-19…