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

Letters to CongressMay 10, 2020 - 8:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the House Committee on Financial Services, on Section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the "Collins Amendment").

Letters to CongressApr 29, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Financial Relief for Businesses During Future Pandemics

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, and the House Committee on Financial Services, on potential pandemic insurance and other financial relief in the event of future pandemics.

Above the FoldApr 24, 2020 - 10:45am
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Why Keeping Dividends Going in Tough Times Is the Right Call

It's imperative that we ensure companies keep dividends flowing to their investors. Here's why.

Press ReleaseMar 20, 2020 - 9:00am

Joint Market Trade Associations Statement on Keeping Financial Markets Open Amid Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with the undersigned market trade associations issued the following statement on the importance of keeping U.S. financial markets open: 

Press ReleaseMar 17, 2020 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Supports Establishment of a Commercial Paper Funding Facility to Provide Liquidity to Commercial Paper Markets

The Chamber continues to call for legislation that would allow the Federal Reserve to establish credit facilities to support employers in securing loans 

Press ReleaseMar 09, 2020 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Supports Federal Reserve Coronavirus Actions

U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today after the announcement that the New York Federal Reserve is injecting cash into the lending market.

Letters to CongressFeb 26, 2020 - 10:45am

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 in advance of the committee's markup, opposing H.R. 5930, the "Workforce Investment Disclosure Act," and H.R. 5929, the "Shareholder Political Transparency Act of 2020."

Press ReleaseFeb 06, 2020 - 4:00am

U.S. Chamber: ‘Applauds U.S. Treasury for Recognizing the Benefits of Cross-border Connectivity’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for International Regulatory Affairs Sean Heather today issued the following statement on the “United States-Singapore Joint Statement on Financial Services Data Connectivity.” “The ability to aggregate, store, process, and transmit data across borders is fundamental for the global financial system and the entire global economy.

Letters to CongressJan 27, 2020 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3621, the “Comprehensive Credit Act of 2020”

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 3621, the "Comprehensive Credit Act of 2020."