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—
- Health Care9th Annual Health Summit: The Business of HealthTuesday, June 2811:30 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
- Small BusinessCO— Start. Run. Grow. Growing a Team During the Workforce ShortageWednesday, June 2912:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT
- TechnologyTecTalk with Alan Davidson, NTIA AdministratorThursday, June 3011:00 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT
- 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.
- 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.