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

Letters to CongressJun 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3351, the Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 3351, the Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.

Above the FoldJun 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
A customer uses a drive-thru ATM at a Bank of America branch in San Antonio, TX.

Quick Take: Why the Largest Banks in the U.S. Need More Efficient Oversight

Businesses need to know they have competitive options to fund their growth.

Press ReleaseJun 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Urges White House to Reconsider China Tariffs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today reinforced its opposition towards imposing tariffs on imports from China, and its commitment to enhancing U.S.-China trade relations. Previewing the Chamber’s comments to be submitted to the Office of the United States Trade Representative on Monday, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant said tariffs hurt American businesses, the economy and consumers.

Letters to CongressJun 13, 2019 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act of 2019

This letter was sent to Rep. Carolyn Maloney, supporting the "Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act of 2019" and thanking Rep. Maloney for introducing the bill.

Above the FoldJun 10, 2019 - 4:45pm
The Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Quick Take: Your Primer on SEC's Best Interest Regulations

These rules will protect investors while also preserving their choices to different types of advice.

EventJun 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Transitioning from LIBOR Event Grahphic Header with date

Transitioning from LIBOR: What it Means for Main Street & Wall Street

Join the U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC), the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) on June 10, for an event discussing the transition away from LIBOR.

Above the FoldJun 06, 2019 - 1:00pm
LIBOR on a clipboard.

Quick Take: Your Primer on LIBOR Transition

Many consumer credit products like credit cards, car loans, student loans, and mortgages are tied to this interest rate benchmark.

Press ReleaseJun 05, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the SEC’s Final Best Interest Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement in response to today’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) final best interest standard rules.

Above the FoldMay 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Pedestrians pass in front of a HSBC bank branch in New York City.

Here's Why U.S. Businesses Need Foreign Banks to Thrive

They are a key source of capital in the U.S., and contribute to deep and liquid markets that fuel lending.

Letters to CongressMay 13, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting H.R. 2144, "Token Taxonomy Act"

This letter was sent to Reps. Warren Davidson and Josh Gottheimer in support of H.R. 2144, the "Token Taxonomy Act."