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
- Apr 27, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing on Cattle Market Practices
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House Committee on Agriculture on the hearing “An Examination of Price Discrepancies, Transparency, and Alleged Unfair Practices in Cattle Markets.”
- Apr 26, 2022All Hat, No Cattle: House Hearing on Rising Meat Prices Lacks Substance
Rather than blaming American business for rising food prices, policymakers should remember that monetary policy remains the best tool for fighting inflation.
- Apr 20, 2022Attacks on Common Ownership Could Harm Entrepreneurship and Economic Competitiveness
The practice of common ownership both promotes stability and improves the performance of publicly traded companies.
- Apr 19, 2022Coalition Response to FTC and DOJ Request for Information on Merger Enforcement
The Chamber and a range of industry groups sent a coalition letter to the FTC and DOJ on its efforts to revise the merger guidelines.
- Apr 19, 2022Chamber Comments on FTC and DOJ Merger Enforcement Guidelines
The Chamber welcomes updates to the merger guidelines but warns against attempts to rewrite antitrust law.
- Apr 11, 2022Trade Associations Comments on the CFPB RFI on Fees
Financial trade associations comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB)’s Request for Information Regarding Fees Imposed by Providers of Consumer Financial Products or Services.
- Apr 08, 2022Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings; Docket No. CFPB-2022-0009.
The Chamber's letter on the Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings sent to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on April 8, 2022.
- Apr 06, 2022How Stock Buybacks Promote Efficiency and Strong Capital Markets
Share repurchases promote strong U.S. capital markets and benefit everyday Americans and retirement account holders.