Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse have requested that the Secretary of the Senate launch an investigation to determine whether or not the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has violated lobbying disclosure laws. The Senators believe that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may not be in compliance with the laws because they did not disclose any lobbying groups on its recent report. The U.S. Chamber responded that they continue to be in compliance with all lobbying laws created by Congress.
“It does seem unusual that the Chamber has not disclosed affiliated entities but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily in violation,” Josh Rosenstein of Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock wrote in an email to PI. “It is possible that the Chamber is fully justified in not disclosing any members because no member meets the definition of an affiliate.”
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