Financial Regulation

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



  • Make it easier for companies to go public and reform the proxy advisory industry
  • Reform bank capital and liquidity rules, nonbank SIFI designations, and the CFPB
  • Obtain relief for derivatives end users and promote recognition of the U.S. system of insurance
  • Finalize best interest rules

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseAug 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Commends SEC Guidance on Proxy Advisory Firms and Calls for Further Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice President of the U.S.

Letters to CongressAug 15, 2019 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting H.R. 3987, "Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act"

This letter was sent to Representatives Barry Loudermilk and Ed Perlmutter, supporting H.R. 3987, the "Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act.”

Above the FoldAug 15, 2019 - 10:00am
Small Business Finance

OFR Confirms Volcker Rule Limits Businesses’ Ability to Raise Capital, Grow

The OFR has released a report with new evidence that confirms the Volcker Rule reduces businesses' ability to raise capital.

Press ReleaseJul 31, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Strongly Opposes New Legislation to Curb Stock Buybacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) Executive Vice President Tom Quaadman issued the following statement today, opposing new legislation to curb stock buybacks:

Above the FoldJul 26, 2019 - 2:45pm
A store in Pensacola, FL.

The GSIB Surcharge Needs an Update: Small Businesses are Counting on it

Without changes small businesses will continue to struggle with the limited credit available to them.

Above the FoldJul 17, 2019 - 10:30am
Export Import Bank

Why America Needs EXIM Sooner, Not Later

U.S. exporters are outgunned by China 130-to-1 on trade finance. Congress must act now to level playing field.

EventJul 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Corporate Governance: Making the Case for Reform

Focused on a range of issues from proxy advisory firms, special interest activists and shareholder proposals, and increasing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

Letters to CongressJul 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Financial Services Committee Markup

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, on a number of bills the committee plans to mark up.

EventJul 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

An Address by CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo

In one of his last public appearances, Chairman Giancarlo will reflect on his role in public service as a market regulator.

Letters to CongressJul 09, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Financial Services Legislation

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting three bills related to financial services and opposing one more.