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Thomas J. Donohue
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President Obama is "shattering all records" for imposing new and costly regulations on businesses, and Senate Democrats' elimination of the filibuster for presidential nominees will only worsen the problem, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said Tuesday.
The legal arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that invalidated President Obama's controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
Big Business and Big Labor cleared a big hurdle Thursday, as the Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO agreed in principle on a plan to allow "lesser skilled" immigrants to work in the U.S. legally, a key sticking point for a final deal on overhauling the nation's immigration laws.
Army reservist Ryan Nelson has been to more than 20 job fairs in the past few months, hoping to get stable employment, but he is finding it difficult to make the transition from a military career to civilian work.
I was disappointed that The Washington Times recently perpetuated the type of bigotry that has kept too many people with disabilities out of American workplaces and mainstream society ("Holder's 'severe mental deficiency,' " Comment & Analysis, Aug. 23). The Times' editorial attacking the Justice Department's efforts to include people with disabilities in its workforce is disturbing. Its assumption that people with disabilities are incompetent employees -- a baseless stereotype -- demonstrates the very reason why it is important to have efforts like that in which the Justice Department is engaged.
The head of the nation's largest business lobby on Monday said the Obama administration's heavy regulatory hand was "making it difficult" for the business community.
In his annual speech on the state of American business, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue criticized President Obama for a weak election-year economic agenda and an "avalanche" of new regulations.
President Obama on Tuesday nominated businessman and environmentalist John E. Bryson to lead the Commerce Department.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday called on Congress to speed up its efforts to reform federal education policy and released a broad outline of priorities it says are crucial to student success across the country.