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 05, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on the JOBS Act
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.
- Apr 04, 2022Request for Information Regarding Fees Imposed by Providers of Consumer Financial Products or Services; Docket No. CFPB-2022- 0003, 87 FR 5801
This letter requesting information regarding fees imposed by Providers of Consumer Financial Products or Services was sent on April 4, 2022.
- Mar 30, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Judith DelZoppo Pryor for the Export-Import Bank
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the United States Senate supporting the nomination of Judith DelZoppo Pryor to serve as First Vice President to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im).
- Mar 22, 2022Why Safeguarding Merger Reviews from Regulatory Overreach Benefits Economy, Consumers
Left unchecked, government overreach will slow innovation, deteriorate the dynamism of the American economy, and give American entrepreneurs fewer choices to start, grow, or sell their companies in a hyper-competitive global marketplace.
- Mar 20, 20225 Facts to Understand Mergers: The Benefits, Review Process, and Proposed Changes
Before such drastic changes are made to America's antitrust laws, it’s important to understand the benefits of merger activity for consumers and the economy as well as the government’s highly successful track record in challenging problematic mergers.
- Mar 17, 2022Understanding Recent Antitrust Bills
This whitepaper examines how recent antitrust proposals could do more to harm than help American consumers and workers.
- Mar 17, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 3586, the Ocean Shipping Competition Reform Act of 2022
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 3586, the Ocean Shipping Competition Reform Act of 2022.
- Mar 16, 2022DC Policy Debate On Competition And Antitrust Needs A Reset
Industrial concentration is a myth that underpins the administration's executive order on competition, its narrative around inflation and serves as its excuse to overregulate. America is home to the world's most vibrant and dynamic economy thanks to vigorous competition in the marketplace that drives new ideas and innovative products and services for consumers.
- Mar 09, 2022Industrial Concentration in the United States: 2002-2017
This whitepaper analyzes U.S. economic census data to empirically expose the faulty premise that underlies the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.