Articles by Tom Donohue

President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Thomas J. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming his position in 1997, Donohue has built the Chamber into a lobbying and political powerhouse with expanded influence across the globe.
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Military, Government, Business: Working Together

America cannot remain the economic and military powerhouse of the globe—and a force for stability and peace—unless the government, military, and private sector work closely together.

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’Tis the Season for … Dangerous Fakes?

Counterfeiting serves no one—except perhaps the criminal. It’s bad for consumers and the economy.

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A Regulatory System That Works for America, Part II

To halt the regulatory onslaught, we need to fundamentally reform the system itself.

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The Fourth Branch of Government, Part I

American businesses and consumers are being buried under an avalanche of rules from a system that is increasingly opaque and unaccountable.

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Reducing Poverty and Raising Prosperity

The private sector—led by the U.S. business community—plays an essential role in those efforts by investing resources and capital into developing parts of the world.

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Intellectual Property Drives Our Economy

Our economy is driven by the need to innovate, create, and develop new ways to serve consumers—and IP-intensive industries play an essential role.

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Bigger Government Doesn’t Mean Better Governing

Thomas Jefferson said: “A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned—this is the sum of good government.”

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It’s a Long, Tough Slog

That’s what it’s been like fighting the trial bar. For 15 years, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has been waging an entrenched battle against a handful of trial lawyers who are trying to suck the vitality out of companies large and small—and our economy.

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A New Era of Energy Security

What is largely responsible for America’s energy security today? Ample resources, private sector-driven innovation and development, and open, vibrant markets.

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Washington Must Rise to the Occasion

The recent budget crises—the government shutdown and an agreement to raise the debt ceiling before we default on our obligations—may or may not be addressed in the coming days and weeks. But civil discourse is essential to many of our national priorities.