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

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."

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.