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
- 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.
- 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.