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.


  • 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

Press ReleaseNov 19, 2020 - 7:30pm

Statement on Treasury’s Termination of Federal Reserve’s Emergency Liquidity Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today issued the following statement after the Treasury Department requested that the Federal Reserve return unused funds from facilities that used CARES Act funding, including the Main Street Lending Program: 

EventNov 18, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
CCMC Tim Scott Event graphic for November 18th, 2020

A Discussion with Senator Scott: Increasing Access to Capital & Credit for Minority-Owned Businesses

CCMC will feature a fireside chat with Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. The conversation will explore pending and future legislative solutions to mitigate minority-owned businesses’ opportunity gaps.

EventNov 16, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Growth Engine - CCMC Event Graphic November 16, 2020\

Growth Engine

Join CCMC at 2:00 p.m. ET on Monday, November 16, to learn about our latest report, The Growth Engine. This report incorporates our recommendations for policy makers and Congress, to enable the financial services industry to expand its essential role as the fuel for the American economy.

Press ReleaseNov 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s CCMC Report Outlines Recommendations to Promote a Modern Financial Regulatory System

Report details the essential role of the financial services industry and how financial markets can strengthen our economy

ReportNov 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Growth Engine

It is important that the Executive Branch and Congress work together, regardless of party, to shape policies needed to spur and sustain such a broad-based recovery. Issues left untended for years, such as structural regulatory reform, should be tackled expeditiously. New issues that can provide a generational leap, such as digital assets, need to be addressed with dispatch and speed.

ReportNov 06, 2020 - 1:15pm
Cover of the CCMC Examining the Proxy Advisor Rule

Examining the SEC's Proxy Advisory Rule

This Report examines the SEC’s rulemaking process that led to the Final Rule and how the SEC responded to concerns aired during the public comment period to narrow the scope of the Proposed Rule and shift the regulatory approach to a more flexible, principles-based framework.

EventOct 21, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
FDIC Chairman Event promo image featuring Jelena McWilliams, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

A Conversation with FDIC Chairman McWilliams

FDIC Chairman McWilliams will discuss the FDIC’s new initiative and the importance of supporting lenders serving minority-owned businesses.

Above the FoldOct 15, 2020 - 10:15am
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How IPOs Would Help A Broad Economic Recovery

IPOs could be the answer to the challenges COVID-19 presents and the resulting uneven economic recovery across different industries.

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.