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

EventApr 02, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:15pm
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13th Annual Capital Markets Summit: The New World of Finance

Join CCMC on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the 13th Annual Capital Markets Summit to discuss ways to promote efficient capital markets, support entrepreneurship, and sustain the long-term expansion of the economy.

Press ReleaseApr 02, 2019 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Report Shows Main Street Businesses Operate and Grow with A Vibrant and Diverse Financial System

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to inform our nation’s policy makers on the impact of financial services regulations on the business community, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a survey of more than 300 corporate finance professionals at its annual Capital Markets Summit.

Letters to CongressMar 28, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the Nomination of Mark Calabria to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency

This letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of Mark Calabria to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Above the FoldMar 22, 2019 - 10:30am
A Wall Street sign is displayed in New York City.

Attacks on Dual-Class Share Structures are Unjustified

Certain institutional investors continue attacking the structure that newly public companies and long-established businesses utilize.

Above the FoldMar 13, 2019 - 10:45am
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

SEC Proposed Best Interest Rules: Putting Investors First

It will protect all investors and ensure each investor receives equal treatment, no matter where they live.

Letters to CongressMar 12, 2019 - 9:45am

Upcoming Hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs ahead of an upcoming hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Letters to CongressMar 05, 2019 - 4:45pm

Upcoming Hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This letter was sent to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee ahead of an upcoming hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Above the FoldFeb 14, 2019 - 10:15am
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

3 Things You Need to Know About Stock Buybacks

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have recently criticized stock buybacks. Their objections are misguided.

Letters to CongressFeb 07, 2019 - 9:15am

Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019

This letter has been sent to Representative Meeks in support of the introduction of the “Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019,”

Press ReleaseJan 10, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: Preserve, Strengthen, and Expand the American Dream

Immigration, Infrastructure, Trade, and Corporate Governance Top 2019 Agenda Alongside Call for Bipartisanship