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US Chamber’s Board Defends CEO in Tensions With Republicans

  • House GOP angered over group’s 2020 endorsement of Democrats
  • Business lobby was long considered a reliable Republican ally
Suzanne Clark
Suzanne ClarkPhotographer: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images
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Animosity between congressional Republicans who may be poised to gain control of the House and the current US Chamber of Commerce leadership is escalating -- but the business lobby’s board says it’s standing behind its chief executive officer, Suzanne Clark.

Clashes have occurred over a number of issues and policies, including the Chamber’s endorsement of 23 freshman House Democrats for re-election in 2020 over Republican challengers.