American Chemistry Council

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The ACC is an industry trade association for American chemical companies. It was founded as the Manufacturing Chemists' Association (1872-1977), then known as the Chemical Manufacturers' Association (1978-2000).


The ACC runs the AmeriChem PAC - a political action committee that gives money to members of the USA Congress. No details are disclosed about its members.
The ACC hired 19 firms between 1998-2005 to lobby the Federal govt on its behalf. In 2003, it had 15 on retainer. It has employed 146 lobbyists itself or through firms (62 during 2003), 36 of whom formerly worked for Congress or the Federal govt. ref

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