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 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.

Letters to CongressJul 14, 2020 - 12:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on FY21 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2020 - 11:15am
Antitrust & Market Competition

Quick Take: Antitrust Laws (Not Just Big Tech) Under Attack

Breaking down all things antitrust laws: their place in the election narrative, why they matter, how they impact the market, and more.

Letters to CongressJun 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2563, the ILLICT Cash Act

This letter was sent to members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, on S. 2563, the "ILLICT Cash Act."

Press ReleaseJun 29, 2020 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Commends Supreme Court Ruling that Holds CFPB Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president for Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement after today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):

Press ReleaseJun 24, 2020 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Commends the Department of Labor for Proposed Rule Providing Investor Protections

Washington D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) today commended the Department of Labor (DOL) for proposing investor protections under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 

Letters to CongressJun 23, 2020 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 5332, “Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019”

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 5332, “Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019.”

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 11:30am
Restaurant owner with face mask

How the Fed, Financial Industry Are Helping to Keep Main Street Going

American banks are ready and willing to offer lending for mid-sized businesses under the Fed's Main Street Lending Program.