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Financial Regulation

Capital goes where it is welcome, where it feels safe, and where it has a reasonable opportunity to earn a profit.  To maintain and advance its global leadership in capital formation, the United States must have the most fair, efficient, and innovative capital markets in the world.

We can’t achieve this without a modern and coherent financial services regulatory system.

In many ways, the government is moving us further away from well-functioning, well-regulated capital markets by producing a maze of overlapping, contradictory, and duplicative financial regulations. 

The U.S. Chamber is fighting for the kind of financial rulemaking that protects consumers and investors, encourages reasonable risk taking, doesn’t constrain innovation and growth or allow special interest groups to advance their agendas at the expense of all investors, and is coordinated with other economies and among the many domestic agencies that issue financial regulations.

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Recent Activity

Above the FoldOct 13, 2017 - 10:45am
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Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Financial Regulations, Part 2

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is accessing capital to grow their business.

AdOct 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Arbitration Rule Radio Ad

Listen to the Chamber’s new radio advertisement calling on the Senate to take action and undo the rule.

Above the FoldOct 11, 2017 - 10:30am
Piggy bank on a pile of dollar bills.

Fiduciary Fallout: Labor Department’s Fiduciary Rule Straightjackets Investors

The key to a sound financial future lays in having a choice of savings options.

EventSep 19, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:00am

Proxy Season 2017

This is a breakfast ​event ​to ​discuss ​developments ​and ​issues ​that ​arose ​during ​the ​2017 ​proxy ​season ​and ​what ​could ​be ​in ​store ​for ​the ​next ​proxy ​season ​and ​beyond.

Above the FoldSep 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) arrives to a Senate Banking Committee hearing.

Senator Warren, the Fiduciary Rule Leaves Retirement Savers Holding the Bag

Congress should work towards ways to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.

EventSep 07, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Fiduciary Duty: Assessing the Real World Impact

An interactive discussion new research indicating the Department of Labor's Fiduciary Duty Rule is not working.

Press ReleaseSep 07, 2017 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Research Shows Consequences of the Fiduciary Rule

New Post-Implementation Data Indicates Investors Are Worse Served 

TestimonySep 07, 2017 - 9:30am

Testimony by Tom Quaadman on Legislative Proposals for a More Efficient Federal Financial Regulatory Regime

Tom Quaadman's testimony to the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit during a hearing on legislative proposals for a more efficient federal financial regulatory regime.

Above the FoldAug 07, 2017 - 9:00am

Protecting Consumers’ Right to Arbitration

The average payout for consumers in class action lawsuits is about $32 while the average plaintiff’s lawyer pockets $1 million.

Above the FoldAug 01, 2017 - 10:00am
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building in New Orleans.

Why Retirement Savers Should Pay Attention to a Federal Court in New Orleans

The Fiduciary Rule, an Obama administration regulatory relic, imposes high costs on Americans.