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

 

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

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  

Letters to CongressOct 17, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 1815 and H.R. 3624

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 1815, the “SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act,” and H.R. 3624, the “Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019.”

Letters to CongressOct 17, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Hearing, "Examining Corporate Priorities: The Impact of Stock Buybacks on Workers, Communities, and Investment"

This Hill letter was sent to the House Financial Services Committee, on the Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets subcommittee hearing entitled, "Examining Corporate Priorities: The Impact of Stock Buybacks on Workers, Communities, and Investment."

Letters to CongressOct 16, 2019 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4634, “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019”

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, on the committee's hearing on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program and supporting H.R. 4634, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.”

Above the FoldSep 23, 2019 - 11:15am
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton speaks at the Economic Club of New York in New York City.

Why Sticking with the SEC’s New Regulation Best Interest Rule Is a Win for Investors

There is little doubt that investors are better off today than they were before the rule was finalized and went into force.

Above the FoldSep 18, 2019 - 4:15pm
CFPB Making Connections

CFPB Making the Connection for Good Ideas

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken new steps to implement policies that promote innovation in the financial services sector.

Letters to CongressSep 18, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the House Financial Services Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, on several bills to be considered during the Committee's markup.

Letters to CongressSep 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3625, "PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 3625, the "PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act."

Letters to CongressSep 17, 2019 - 4:00am

Coalition Letter on Reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)

This Coalition letter was sent to the U.S. Congress, calling for a reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA).