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
- May 23, 2022Antitrust Bills: Gateway to Sweeping Changes Across our Economy
Pending bills would substantively alter antitrust law in ways that would sap our economy’s potential for future growth and innovation.
- May 16, 2022Federal Trade Commission at Full Strength: What to Expect Next
Alvaro Bedoya’s confirmation to the FTC gives Chair Lina Khan a 3:2 Democratic majority and potentially the tie-breaking vote she needs to push forward her radical, anti-business agenda. Here’s why that’s a problem.
- May 16, 2022FTC Procedures Manual 2021
The procedures manual summarizes the procedures the FTC follows to execute its responsibilities for the Commission decision making process.
- May 13, 2022Comments to USDA on Competition in the Agriculture Marketplace
The Chamber submitted comments on competition in the seeds, food retail, and fertilizer markets.
- May 10, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Mark Uyeda to the SEC
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).
- May 10, 2022Hill Letter on S. 4145, the “Consumer Protection Remedies Act of 2022"
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."
- May 09, 2022Prohibition on Inclusion of Adverse Information in Consumer Reporting in Cases of Human Trafficking (Regulation V); 87 FR 20771
The Chamber provides comments on the inclusion of adverse information in consumer reporting in cases of Human Trafficking.
- May 04, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 977, the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act” (NOPEC)
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).
- May 04, 2022The U.S. Must Lead the World in Cybersecurity – And Lead by Example
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.