Gates Foundation Supports US Chamber of Commerce

( – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, represents the interests of more than 3 million businesses and lobbies Washington D.C. officials for a pro-business agenda. The Gates Foundation is now one of its top donors.

While supporting candidates within this framework, most Chamber efforts go toward electing Republicans. The organization, which has spent decades promoting free markets and conservatism, is now working closely with those promoting a globalist worldview, or the belief that economic and foreign policy decisions should use global consensus. This alignment now includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which gave a $635,000 grant to the Chamber of Commerce for operating support.

In recent years, Bill Gates was at the Chamber of Commerce’s Global Forum on Economic Recovery, which promoted the commitment to transnationalism. Previously, Bill and Melinda Gates also had an interview with the Chamber, which supported Big Pharma in the efforts against the pandemic. Additionally, the governing board of the Chamber has members aligned with immigration activists. These activists are not opposed to illegal immigration and oppose immigration restrictions.

This closeness between conservatism and globalism concerns nationalist Americans who believe that the economic prosperity or national interest of the United States should come first and foremost before the interests of other nations. Furthermore, conservatives who wish to curb immigration and demographic transition change in the United States feel the Chamber of Commerce is abandoning conservative beliefs.

Within the 2016 and 2018 cycles, the Chamber spent money opposing Katie McGinty, who was running against then-Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, supporting Luther Strange for Alabama Senate, and opposing Jon Ossoff, who was running against Karen Handel for a special election in Georgia for the House of Representatives. However, the Chamber of Commerce has come under fire by Republicans for backing more Democrats and opposing then-President Donald Trump’s proposal to replace NAFTA with USMCA. Only as the 2024 election approaches will the extent to which the Chamber of Commerce’s new shift be public through their donations.

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