Free and efficient financial markets are essential to a diverse and growing economy. They allow businesses to succeed and individuals to build financial security. To support that system, we need smart regulation that ensures access to capital and credit, enables companies to go public, incentivizes innovation, and provides choice and access for investors while protecting consumers.
U.S. legislative proposals could undermine U.S. economic and security interests and strengthen foreign rivals without any apparent benefit to U.S. consumers.
What small businesses and corporations need to know about financing and financial regulations, including information about accessing credit, raising capital, and the role of government agencies and financial institutions.
- How Bank Mergers Promote CompetitionBank mergers help drive innovation and access to products and services for consumers. But proposed legislation could stifle deals at a time when new technologies and entrants are creating more competition than ever before.
- Why Selling Your Business Might Get HarderProposed antitrust legislation could impact the ability of everyone from individual entrepreneurs to multi-million-dollar companies to be acquired.
- 3 Things You Need to Know About Stock BuybacksWith the potential for new legislative developments, now is a good time to take a closer look at stock buybacks: what they are, what they do, what motivates a company to make investment decisions, and who benefits when companies buy back their stock.
The U.S. Chamber promotes policies that ensure U.S. capital markets remain the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world. We advocate for legislation and regulation that strengthens our capital markets, allowing businesses—from the local flower shop to a multinational manufacturer—to mitigate risks, manage liquidity, access credit, and raise capital.
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- EconomyPanel Discussion: Confronting Organized Retail CrimeThursday, July 1403:30 PM EDT - 04:45 PM EDT
- Climate Change11th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships ConferenceThursday, July 28 - Friday, July 2909:00 AM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT
- SpaceU.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Aerospace SummitWednesday, September 14 - Thursday, September 1502:00 PM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
- Jun 28, 2022U.S. Chamber Submits FOIA Requests to CFPB
- Jun 22, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on FY23 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, ahead of the committee's markup of the Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.
- Jun 22, 2022U.S. Chamber Letters to CFPB on Agency Abuse
- Jun 21, 2022Coalition Letter on the Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act
This Coalition Letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Finance on the Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act.
- Jun 21, 2022Congressional Price Hike? How the American Innovation and Choice Online Act Raises Prices on Consumers
Inflation is already hurting families, workers, employers, and our economy, and the American Innovation and Choice Online Act would only lead to higher prices for consumers.
- Jun 17, 2022Competition Data Center
- Jun 17, 2022Striking Similarities: Comparing Europe's Digital Markets Act to the American Innovation and Choice Online Act
While the White House has rightly pushed back against Europe’s Digital Markets Act, Congress is considering similar legislation with the American Innovation and Choice Online Act – which would limit competition in the tech industry.
- Jun 15, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on the Hearing, "Baby Formula and Beyond: The Impact of Consolidation on Families and Consumers"
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, on the hearing, “Baby Formula and Beyond: The Impact of Consolidation on Families and Consumers.”
- Jun 15, 2022Coalition Letter on Antitrust Legislation
This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, opposing S. 2992, the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act,” and S. 2710, the “Open App Markets Act."