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U.S. Chamber's Donohue Responds to DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen's Outline of Citizens United Legislation

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement regarding the release of DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen's outline of Citizens United Legislation:

"Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen's release of the outline of his legislative proposal to 'fix' the Citizen's United decision of the Supreme Court is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to hijack the political playing field to his advantage on the eve of mid-term elections."

"It is no secret that Mr. Van Hollen's campaign committee faces significant losses in the House this fall, and nothing in this ill-conceived and one-sided piece of legislation would change that. We will fight any and all attempts to muzzle and or demonize independent voices from the election discussion."

"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the voice for American job creators and entrepreneurs, and we will not be silenced or intimidated from promoting our programs for job creation, economic growth, and prosperity. We believe it is the American people who should choose their congressional representatives, not partisan campaign operatives posing as legislators."

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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