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 CongressMar 01, 2021 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 374 / H.R. 1277, the "Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting the "Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act."

Letters to CongressFeb 25, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing entitled, "Climate Change and Social Responsibility"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Financial Services' committee's Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, on the subcommittee's hearing, "Climate Change and Social Responsibility."

Above the FoldJan 28, 2021 - 1:15pm
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Promoting Innovation: The Promise of Digital Assets

The U.S. needs a regulatory framework that allows the digital assets marketplace to flourish in the U.S. Read more to find out why.

ReportJan 27, 2021 - 1:45pm
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Digital Assets: A Framework For Regulation To Maintain The United States’ Status As An Innovation Leader

The report provides recommendations to help guide policymakers in developing a more closely coordinated response to the regulation of digital assets. Given the rapid pace at which digital asset innovation is developing and being applied, especially over the past year as the global pandemic has accelerated the trend toward digitization, the stakes are too high to fall behind. This report has a particular focus on financial services regulatory systems due to their significant impact on digital assets and related blockchain innovation, and outlines several recommendations for promoting innovation in the digital assets space.

EventJan 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Digital Assets: Promoting Prosperity

On Tuesday, January 26, to learn about our latest report, Digital Assets: A Framework for Regulation to Maintain the United States’ Status as an Innovation Leader. This report provides a framework for regulating the digital assets space so the U.S. remains an innovation leader.

Letters to CongressJan 25, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the Nomination of Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury.

Letters to CongressJan 19, 2021 - 8:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Finance, supporting the nomination of Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury.

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.

Press ReleaseDec 16, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Commends the Department of Labor for Finalizing Rule Providing Greater Clarity and Protecting Retirement Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement after the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) finalized the “Improving Investment Advice for Workers & Retirees Exemption” rule: