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.
The Chamber is proposing simple, yet effective, changes to the FTC's recusal process to ensure due process and transparency.
More concerning is the department’s efforts to ignore evidence and tip the scales in violation of fundamental due process rights.
New merger guidelines from the FTC and DOJ will undermine economic competitiveness.
- 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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- ImmigrationCommon Grounds: Spotlight on Legal Immigration ReformThursday, September 2811:00 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT
- WorkforceTalent ForwardWednesday, October 0409:00 AM EDT - 03:00 PM EDT
- Environment and SustainabilitySustainability and Circular Economy Summit 2023Thursday, October 05 - Friday, October 0609:00 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT
The procedures manual summarizes the procedures the FTC follows to execute its responsibilities for the Commission decision making process.
The Chamber submitted comments on competition in the seeds, food retail, and fertilizer markets.
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs supporting the nomination of Mark Uyeda to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, opposing S. 4145, the “Consumer Protection Remedies Act of 2022."
The Chamber provides comments on the inclusion of adverse information in consumer reporting in cases of Human Trafficking.
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary opposing S. 977, the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act” (NOPEC).
In Europe, the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) threatens to compromise the world’s cyber defenses. Washington must defend the ability of American companies to protect the nation’s cybersecurity.