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

EventOct 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Future of Audit Quality

Join the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) and the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) on October 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET, for a joint event where we will discuss improvements made to audit quality over the past decade and the importance of auditor independence.

Press ReleaseOct 05, 2021 - 8:00am

New U.S. Chamber Study Shows Stock Buybacks Benefit All Shareholders

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) today released a new study detailing how stock buybacks benefit investors, reduce volatility, and promote efficient capital allocation.

Letters to CongressOct 05, 2021 - 8:00am

Coalition Letter on Mergers and Acquisitions

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees on mergers and acquisitions.

Letters to CongressSep 29, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust in the Pharmaceutical Industry Bills

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 2891, the “Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act,” H.R. 2873, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act Through Promoting Competition Act,” and H.R. 2884, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act.”

Letters to CongressSep 28, 2021 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Saule Omarova to Serve as Comptroller of the Currency

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee opposing the nomination of Saule Omarova to serve as Comptroller of the Currency.

Letters to CongressSep 24, 2021 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 1602, the "Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act of 2021”

This Hill letter was sent to Ranking Member Patrick McHenry and Representatives Stephen Lynch, Glenn Thompson, Ted Budd, and Warren Davidson on H.R. 1602, the "Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act of 2021.”

Letters to CongressSep 21, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the FY22 NDAA

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Letters to CongressAug 31, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2417, the “Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2021”

This Hill letter on S. 2417, the “Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2021” was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Letters to CongressAug 18, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2508, the “Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act”

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs opposing S. 2508, the “Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act.”

EventAug 04, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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The Future of ESG: Standard Setting and Materiality

This event will explore the current landscape of standard setting, with both domestic and international perspectives in mind, as well as what considerations the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) might factor into rulemaking on mandatory ESG-related disclosures.