Senate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations

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Group.png Senate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
FormationMay 1972
InterestsITT, Church Committee, Felix Rohatyn, Chile, Salvador Allende, Lockheed, Jack Anderson
Membership• Frank Church
• Mike Mansfeld
• Stuart Symington
• Claiborne Pell
• Gale McGee
• George McGovern
• Hubert Humphrey
• Dick Clark
• Joseph Biden
• Clifford Case
• Jacob Javits
• Hugh Scott
• James Pearson
• Charles Percy
• Robert

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations was formed in connection with its investigation of the involvement of International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT) in the Chilean elections in 1970. The committee was founded after journalist Jack Anderson had published a series of internal memos that proved the company had offered funds to the U.S. government to prevent the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende from taking power in Chile in 1970, culminating in the 1973 military coup.

Using those allegations as a starting point, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, under Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho), convened a multi-year inquiry into "Multinational Corporations and United States Foreign Policy."

The committee was central in revealing the Lockheed bribery scandals that brought down top politicians in allied countries.

The Committee interviewed dozens of expert witnesses to look at the power and practices of U.S. corporations in the developing world. The result was 17 volumes of reports that offer a more thorough examination of corporate abuses overseas than any other inquiry of that (or perhaps any) era.[1]

The committee was a predecessor of the Church Committee on intelligence practices.


 

Known Participants

10 of the 15 of the participants already have pages here:

ParticipantDescription
Joe BidenUS politician. Accused of sexual assault in 1993. As US Senator aggressively pushed for the patriot act, mass surveillance and death penalty for anyone who was not the CIA. As VP famous for sniffing and grabbing children on camera. Became US President in a quite weakened mental state.
Clifford CaseA lawyer cum politician who attended the 1958 Bilderberg as a US Senator from New Jersey
Frank ChurchLeader of the Church Committee, which probably did more than any other organisation to expose the activities of the US intelligence agencies.
Hubert Humphrey
Jacob JavitsAttended the 1964 Bilderberg as United States Senator from New York
Gale McGeeUS politician
George McGovern
Claiborne PellAttended the 1992 Bilderberg as Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Hugh ScottUS senator who attended 2 Bilderbergs
Stuart Symington


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