Center for Capital Market Competitiveness

We break down barriers and shape policy that finances growth.

The Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness’ (CCMC) mission is to advance America’s global leadership in capital formation by supporting diverse capital markets that are the most fair, transparent, efficient, and innovative in the world.  CCMC advocates on behalf of American businesses to ensure that legislation and regulation strengthen our capital markets allowing businesses—from the local flower shop to a multinational manufacturer—to mitigate risks, manage liquidity, access credit, and raise capital.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJun 30, 2020 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Alignment of DOL Proposed Rule and SEC Implementation Ensuring Protection for Investors

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s proposed rule from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) entitled, “Improving Investment Advice for Workers & Retirees Exemption.”  

Press ReleaseJun 29, 2020 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Commends Supreme Court Ruling that Holds CFPB Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president for Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement after today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):

Press ReleaseJun 24, 2020 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Commends the Department of Labor for Proposed Rule Providing Investor Protections

Washington D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) today commended the Department of Labor (DOL) for proposing investor protections under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 

Letters to CongressJun 23, 2020 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 5332, “Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019”

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 5332, “Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019.”

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 11:30am
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How the Fed, Financial Industry Are Helping to Keep Main Street Going

American banks are ready and willing to offer lending for mid-sized businesses under the Fed's Main Street Lending Program.

Above the FoldJun 01, 2020 - 1:30pm
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PPP Funds Reach Self-Employed, Small Businesses with Help of FinTech Lenders

The moment Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications were open for the self-employed and sole proprietor small businesses, Krystal Douglas, owner of Music City Sewing in Nashville, had her paperwork ready. Before the COVID-19 cri

Letters to CongressMay 10, 2020 - 8:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the House Committee on Financial Services, on Section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the "Collins Amendment").

Letters to CongressApr 29, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Financial Relief for Businesses During Future Pandemics

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, and the House Committee on Financial Services, on potential pandemic insurance and other financial relief in the event of future pandemics.

Above the FoldApr 24, 2020 - 10:45am
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Why Keeping Dividends Going in Tough Times Is the Right Call

It's imperative that we ensure companies keep dividends flowing to their investors. Here's why.

Press ReleaseApr 16, 2020 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Makes Recommendations to Aid Mid-Size Businesses

Chamber proposes enhancements to Main Street Lending Facility and Other Programs to Boost Financial Stability