Financial Regulation

The U.S. Chamber continues to promote and enact policies to ensure that U.S. capital markets are the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world.

Businesses of all sizes need well-functioning and multi-faceted capital markets. Excessive and unnecessary banking and securities regulations constrain access to capital for businesses, making it harder for them to form and grow. The Chamber believes a free and efficient capital market system is essential to economic growth and innovation.

In addition, public companies are facing increasing outside pressure to focus on short term gains and special interests over long term wellbeing and investment. The Chamber is focused on rebalancing the system to reinvigorate the public company model.

 

Projects and Programs

 


Our Priorities

The U.S. Chamber continues to promote and enact policies to ensure that U.S. capital markets are the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world.

Priorities

  • Make it easier for companies to go public and reform the proxy advisory industry
  • Reform bank capital and liquidity rules and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Obtain relief for derivatives end users and promote recognition of the U.S. system of insurance
  • Uphold best interest rules that protect investors and preserve their choices and access
  • Promote a regulatory environment that incentivizes financial services innovation

Recent Activity

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

  Introduction Thank you, Traci—and welcome to all of you joining us from across this great nation, and all around the world. Let me start by wishing each of you a happy, healthy, and hopeful New Year. We come together today, optimistic—that’s right, optimistic—for the year and the future, because the State of American Business is resilient.

Press ReleaseDec 16, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Commends the Department of Labor for Finalizing Rule Providing Greater Clarity and Protecting Retirement Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement after the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) finalized the “Improving Investment Advice for Workers & Retirees Exemption” rule:

EventDec 11, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

A Discussion with Rep. Meeks: Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses through Increased Access to Capital

On December 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET, CCMC will feature a fireside chat with Representative Gregory Meeks (NY-05). The discussion will highlight his efforts around corporate board diversity, and highlight the legislation Rep. Meeks has introduced to strengthen minority owned businesses.

Above the FoldDec 09, 2020 - 9:45am
Financial services

The Biden Administration and New Congress Have Opportunities to Modernize Financial Regulation and Strengthen Our Economy

The financial services industry is essential in revitalizing and strengthening our economy.

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This Hill letter was sent to the conferees for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Press ReleaseDec 01, 2020 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement on NASDAQ Corporate Board Diversity Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement after NASDAQ released a proposed board diversity rule for listed companies:

Press ReleaseNov 19, 2020 - 7:30pm

Statement on Treasury’s Termination of Federal Reserve’s Emergency Liquidity Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today issued the following statement after the Treasury Department requested that the Federal Reserve return unused funds from facilities that used CARES Act funding, including the Main Street Lending Program: 

EventNov 18, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
CCMC Tim Scott Event graphic for November 18th, 2020

A Discussion with Senator Scott: Increasing Access to Capital & Credit for Minority-Owned Businesses

CCMC will feature a fireside chat with Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. The conversation will explore pending and future legislative solutions to mitigate minority-owned businesses’ opportunity gaps.

Press ReleaseNov 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s CCMC Report Outlines Recommendations to Promote a Modern Financial Regulatory System

Report details the essential role of the financial services industry and how financial markets can strengthen our economy

EventNov 16, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Growth Engine - CCMC Event Graphic November 16, 2020\

Growth Engine

Join CCMC at 2:00 p.m. ET on Monday, November 16, to learn about our latest report, The Growth Engine. This report incorporates our recommendations for policy makers and Congress, to enable the financial services industry to expand its essential role as the fuel for the American economy.