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.
Small business advice from CO—
- InternationalInSTEP: The Ongoing Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Geopolitical ImplicationsMonday, October 0304:00 PM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
- Health CareHealth ForwardTuesday, October 0401:00 PM EDT - 03:00 PM EDT
- FinanceProlific Regulation: Examining SEC Rulemaking Under the Biden AdministrationThursday, October 0611:00 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT
- Jan 11, 2022U.S. Chamber CEO Suzanne Clark: Competition is Critical to America’s Future, Warns Against Government Overreach
Business can compete and win on the strength of our ideas.
- Dec 21, 2021Privacy and Trust Are in Jeopardy If IRS Gains Power to Monitor Bank Accounts
Empowering the IRS to monitor bank accounts for financial information will hurt the banking system and businesses by violating their privacy.
- Dec 21, 2021Comments to the CFPB on the Implementation of Sec. 1071 of Dodd-Frank
The U.S. Chamber's comments to the CFPB on implementation of section 1071 of Dodd-Frank.
- Dec 20, 2021Comments on Promoting Public Competition in Labor Markets
The Chamber submitted comments to the FTC and DOJ in response to their solicitation for public comments in connection with their recent workshop, “Making Competition Work: Promoting Competition in Labor Markets.”
- Dec 15, 2021Improving Access to Capital for Minority-Owned Businesses
This report outlines current proposals that have been or could be introduced in policymaking channels that would help drive economic equality and create solutions that could serve as building blocks of success through improved access to capital for entrepreneurs of color.
- Dec 15, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on the Direction of the Federal Trade Commission
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress on the direction and actions of the Federal Trade Commission.
- Dec 15, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on the "Consumer Protection and Due Process Act"
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the “Consumer Protection and Due Process Act.”
- Dec 15, 2021Coalition Letter on Provisions Relating to the FTC in H.R. 5376, the "Build Back Better Act"
This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on Sections 31501 and 31502 in H.R. 5376, the “Build Back Better Act," which relate to the Federal Trade Commission.
- Dec 13, 2021U.S. Chamber Statement on FDIC Board's Recent Actions
Washington D.C. – Tom Quaadman, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness issued the following statement regarding recent actions by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) board members to circumnavigate Chair Jelena McWilliams.