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In the NewsNov 15, 2020 - 10:30am

LMT ONLINE: Oil and gas lobbyists optimistic about 2021

The chamber abstains from influencing presidential races, at least with direct support to a candidate, but Ashlee Rich Stephenson, vice president and national political director for the chamber, said the top priority for the organization’s policy agenda was to sustain Republican control of the Senate.

In the NewsNov 12, 2020 - 5:00pm

ALASKA NATIVE NEWS: U.S. Chamber Congratulates Sen. Dan Sullivan on Re-Election Victory

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulated Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) on his tremendous victory in the race to represent Alaska in the United States Senate. The Chamber proudly endorsed Senator Sullivan in 2020 and have been honored to work directly with him on issues critical to the business community, job creators, and in support of America’s workforce.

In the NewsNov 05, 2020 - 3:30pm

CBS NEWS: U.S. Chamber National Political Director Gives Political Update

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Ashlee Rich Stephenson joined CBSN to discuss how the group selected which candidates to endorse in the 2020 election as well as the group's partnership with the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the U.S.

In the NewsNov 04, 2020 - 3:30pm

THE HILL: Axne wins reelection in Iowa

Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) won her reelection bid, fending off former GOP Rep. David Young's attempt to reclaim the seat in a close race.

In the NewsNov 04, 2020 - 12:00pm

California's Proposition 22 passes in major win for food delivery companies

California voters passed Proposition 22, a ballot measure that exempts third-party delivery platforms from reclassifying drivers as employees. The vote was running 58% in favor of the measure and 42% against with over 70% of ballots counted. Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart contributed roughly $200 million to support the measure, which allows the companies to work around AB-5, an initiative California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law in late 2019 that requires employers to reclassify independent contractors as employees.  This election outcome preserves the business model of major food delivery companies in California. If Proposition 22 had not passed, the cost of transitioning gig workers to employee status would have financially gutted the already largely unprofitable restaurant delivery segment.

In the NewsNov 04, 2020 - 8:30am

BUSINESS INSIDER: Republican Roger Marshall defeats Democrat Barbara Bollier in Kansas Senate race

Marshall, a veteran of the US Army Reserves and an OB/GYN by training, is a staunch conservative but still a far more mainstream Republican when compared to Kobach. His primary run was endorsed by outgoing Sen. Pat Roberts, National Right to Life, and the US Chamber of Commerce.

In the NewsNov 03, 2020 - 10:30pm

THE HILL: Marshall wins Kansas Senate race

In the House, Marshall served on the Agriculture Committee and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He received notable endorsements for his Senate race from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas for Life, National Right to Life. 

In the NewsNov 03, 2020 - 3:30pm

NEW YORK TIMES: How Long Is This Going to Take? Americans Settle In to Wait

In a joint statement, officials from a disparate coalition of groups — the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the National Association of Evangelicals; the A.F.L.-C.I.O; and the National African American Clergy Network — implored people to wait peacefully until every last vote had been counted. “With voting ending today, it is imperative that election officials be given the space and time to count every vote in accordance with applicable laws,” the statement said. “We call on the media, the candidates and the American people to exercise patience with the process and trust in our system, even if it requires more time than usual. “It is important to remember that challenges are a normal part of every election,” the statement read. “We are confident our country and its institutions can rise to this historic moment.”

In the NewsNov 03, 2020 - 3:00pm

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In the NewsNov 01, 2020 - 3:30pm

CNN: Big Business and Wall Street aren't afraid of Joe Biden

Watch this space: Last week, the powerful Business Roundtable lobby, together with groups such as the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, put out an unusual statement urging Americans to "support the process set out in our federal and state laws and to remain confident in our country's long tradition of peaceful and fair elections."