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

Above the FoldMay 17, 2021 - 11:00am
Banking service in COVID

How Banks Are Helping Main Street Recover and Thrive

Every American dream is different, every American dream is unique. But whatever that dream is, there’s a good chance it was made possible by a loan from one of America’s financial institutions. These American dreams come in every shape and size, and so do the banks which support them.

Above the FoldMay 13, 2021 - 9:15am
Business owner wearing a facemask while bookkeeping at a restaurant using a laptop during the COVID-19 pandemic

Raising the Capital Gains Tax: Who Does it Really Hurt?

The Biden Administration's proposed tax increases ignore the millions of Americans who will pay the price of the proposed tax increases.

Letters to CongressMay 12, 2021 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the House Financial Services Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Financial Services Committee, on a markup the committee is holding on May 12.

EventApr 21, 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Expanding the On-Ramp: The Continued Need for Capital Formation

This event will be a follow up from our 2018 event, where CCMC co-authored a report with industry stakeholders, “Expanding the On-Ramp: Recommendations to Help More Companies Go and Stay Public,” which sparked bipartisan interest in Congress for advancing capital formation legislation.

Letters to CongressApr 20, 2021 - 9:15am

Coalition Letter on H.R. 1277, "Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, supporting H.R. 1277, the “Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2021.”

Above the FoldApr 15, 2021 - 8:30am
Risk-based pricing

Supporting and Strengthening Risk-Based Pricing to Benefit All U.S. Consumers

When consumers are looking to borrow money, whether it be for a credit card, homeownership, or an auto loan, their past information is used by financial institutions to determine how best and at what level to provide the access to capital they need.

Letters to CongressApr 14, 2021 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Gary Gensler to be SEC Chair

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of Gary Gensler to be SEC Chair.

CommentMar 25, 2021 - 10:00am

Letter on Proposal to Amend Directive 2013/34/EU (Public Country-by-Country Reporting)

U.S. Chamber submitted comments in advance of trilogue negotiations among the Commission, Parliament, and Council during which they will consider changes to current rules surrounding income tax information whereby country-by-country reporting information would be made public.

Letters to CongressMar 08, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Gary Gensler to be SEC Chair

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, on the Nomination of Gary Gensler to be SEC Chair.

Above the FoldMar 04, 2021 - 3:30pm
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63% of Americans Oppose a Financial Transaction Tax

Why the Financial Transaction Tax would do more harm than good.