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

ReportSep 24, 2020 - 12:15pm

Formalizing U.S.-UK Financial Regulatory Dialogue

The U.S. Chamber and the Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council are among approximately 20 financial and professional services organizations that have joined together as the British American Finance Alliance (BAFA) to propose a vision for forward-looking U.S.-UK regulatory cooperation in the financial sector. Today, the Alliance launched its initial paper outlining a series of suggestions for future U.S.-UK economic engagement on services issues, especially relevant in the context of the ongoing trade negotiations.

Press ReleaseSep 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Commends the SEC for Reforming Shareholder Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement after the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its final rule reforming shareholder proposals: 

Letters to CongressSep 03, 2020 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 3441, “Fair Hiring in Banking Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, on S. 3441, the “Fair Hiring in Banking Act.”

Press ReleaseAug 31, 2020 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds DOL Action on Long-Awaited Proxy Reform Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed regulatory action on proxy voting under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) plans: 

Press ReleaseAug 26, 2020 - 11:00am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commends the SEC for Improving Access to Capital, Creating Investment Opportunities

The U.S Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness has long advocated for these changes that modernize and simplify disclosure requirements for public companies while ensuring investors are still provided with material information. By expanding the definition of accredited investor, the SEC is providing growing companies new sources of capital.

Press ReleaseJul 31, 2020 - 9:45am

Chamber’s Bradley Calls Possible Exclusion of Liability Protections From Relief Package ‘An Enormous Mistake’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today issued the following statement on the possible exclusion of temporary liability protections for businesses, schools, colleges, and other institutions and establishments.

Press ReleaseJul 30, 2020 - 9:00am

Chamber’s Bradley: GDP News ‘Should Shock Us All’ and Compel Congress to Pass Next Legislative Package

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today issued the following statement on the decline of the gross domestic product in the second quarter.

Letters to CongressJul 29, 2020 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on Amendment 215 to H.R. 7617

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing Amendment 215 to H.R. 7617, the “Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021.” This amendment, offered by Reps. Maxine Waters and Brad Sherman, would block the SEC's recent rule on proxy advisors.

Above the FoldJul 22, 2020 - 12:00pm
Capital Markets New York City

The Role of ESG in the Business Community

While ESG investing grows, it is critical investors put economic return at the heart of their decision-making when investing for others.

Letters to CongressJul 16, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the President of the United States Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.