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

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber CEO: Action is the Only Option

Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue gave the annual State of American Business address, where he outlined top priorities for the business community in the coming year. During the event, the Chamber highlighted several business leaders who are finding solutions in the face of uncertainty and called upon government leaders to adopt the must-do spirit of American business to address challenges and seize opportunities in Washington, in the states, and around the world.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Calls for More Business Creation and IPOs to ‘Generate Collective Prosperity’

Sets Goal of 500,000 Business Creations and 250 IPOs a Year to Drive Wealth Creation and OpportunityWASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue today called for “more business, not less” and announced new goals for U.S. companies to drive collective prosperity.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
The 2020 State of American Business Policy Priorities Booklet Cover Image

U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

Above the FoldDec 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Capitol

Congress Takes Key Steps to Propel American Businesses Forward with End-of-Year Legislation

Take a look at some of the Chamber's priorities that will be come law before the end of the year:

Letters to CongressDec 09, 2019 - 5:30pm

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, on two bills the committee will be marking up.

Letters to CongressDec 05, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4805, the Access Business Credit Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Representatives Andy Kim, Kendra Horn, and Tim Burchett, supporting H.R. 4805, the "Access Business Credit Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressNov 25, 2019 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2877, "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting S. 2877, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019."

Above the FoldNov 22, 2019 - 1:45pm
Insurance

How Better Global Insurance Standards Can Lower Cost, Improve Product Availability, and Drive Investment

Bill Hulse, Director of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, breaks down the need for better global insurance standards.