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He also said the chamber would continue to accept campaign money from donors anonymously despite rising criticism of the practice during the 2010 midterm elections, including that some of the chamber’s money came from its foreign-based branches.

“We will not allow the business community to be intimidated, and we will use every tool at our disposal to challenge those who try to silence our voice,” he said.

He also cautioned against premature celebrations of a U.S. economic comeback.

“While the recovery may be picking up steam, it is fragile and uneven,” Mr. Donohue said. He said, for example, that the chamber made its forecast of 3.2 percent growth of gross domestic product next year when fuel was “half-a-buck cheaper” at gas stations.