Financial Regulation

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



  • Make it easier for companies to go public and reform the proxy advisory industry
  • Reform bank capital and liquidity rules, nonbank SIFI designations, and the CFPB
  • Obtain relief for derivatives end users and promote recognition of the U.S. system of insurance
  • Finalize best interest rules

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 4634, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 4634, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019."

Above the FoldNov 15, 2019 - 5:30pm
Dropbox's logo is displayed during the company's initial public offering at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.

Help Public Companies Generate Wealth

Bringing greater transparency and oversight to the proxy firms and the shareholder proposal process is necessary.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2019 - 9:30am
A cargo ship leaves the Port of Miami

5 Reasons to Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank Now

Reauthorization for the Ex-Im Bank will run out November 21 if Congress fails to pass a funding bill – here's why we need to keep it open.

Letters to CongressNov 12, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the “Small Business Fair Debt Collection Protection Act”

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, opposing the “Small Business Fair Debt Collection Protection Act.”

Letters to CongressNov 06, 2019 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4918, "Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Representative Bryan Steil, supporting his bill, H.R. 4918, the "Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act."

Press ReleaseNov 05, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Commends the SEC in Addressing Much Needed Reforms to Proxy Advisory Firms and Shareholder Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber commends the SEC on today’s long overdue proposed regulatory action on proxy advisory firm and shareholder reforms. These proposals will both ensure investors will have access to transparent and unconflicted proxy advice as well as improve the proxy submission process that has not been updated in over 50 years.  

EventOct 30, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Global Insurance Capital Standard: Implications for Consumers, Insurance Firms, and the Capital Markets

Global Insurance Capital Standard: Implications for Consumers, Insurance Firms, and the Capital Markets

The Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) recently released a new report, “Insurance Capital Standards and the Aggregation Method,” that analyzes an approach for measuring capital at the group level for insurance firms that would be an alternative to the standard being advanced by the IAIS. This alternative approach, the aggregation method, is being constructed on the principle that regulatory standards should reflect local, social, and economic risks.

EventOct 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Graphic to promote the CCMC event, Project Go!

Project GO: Project for Growth, Opportunity & Innovation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching the Project for Growth and Opportunity, or Project GO, an initiative that pairs business best practices with reasonable policy prescriptions to help address socio-economic concerns.

Press ReleaseOct 22, 2019 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Unveils Initiative to Advance Business and Policy Solutions to Socioeconomic Challenges

The Project for Growth and Opportunity will begin by addressing board diversity, expanding investment opportunities, and encouraging environmental, social, and governance disclosures