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.
Federal regulators are getting ready to implement new rules for banks. The result could be less credit and slower growth for American business.
This timeline shows the ways in which Chairwoman Khan has moved to silence dissent at the FTC and consolidated power in ways that call into question the independence of the agency.
The Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Amazon poses some internal inconsistencies with the company’s practices and the agency’s rules.
- 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.
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This letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services on several bills in Committee markup today.
Ten years after the financial crisis, an inadequate regulatory system plagues our financial system.
The Metlife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index moved up to 68.9 in Q3, hitting another record high.
The SEC should ensure investors have access to different types of services and products and fully understand the choices they are making.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the nomination of Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Here are 8 principles for what smart policymaking looks like in this ever-changing industry.
On July 24, 2018, Dr. Christel Slaughter, CEO of SSA Consultants and incoming U.S. Chamber Chair of the Small Business Council, sent a letter to Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velázquez thanking them for holding a hearing on how the passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has benefited small businesses. The hearing will take place July 25, 2018.
This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in support of nominations to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Financial Research.
This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee ahead of a markup this morning.
The relationship between antitrust and innovation is complex.