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 FoldJul 22, 2020 - 12:00pm
Capital Markets New York City

The Role of ESG in the Business Community

While ESG investing grows, it is critical investors put economic return at the heart of their decision-making when investing for others.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2020 - 11:15am
Antitrust & Market Competition

Quick Take: Antitrust Laws (Not Just Big Tech) Under Attack

Breaking down all things antitrust laws: their place in the election narrative, why they matter, how they impact the market, and more.

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 11:30am
Restaurant owner with face mask

How the Fed, Financial Industry Are Helping to Keep Main Street Going

American banks are ready and willing to offer lending for mid-sized businesses under the Fed's Main Street Lending Program.

Above the FoldJun 01, 2020 - 1:30pm
Finances on laptop

PPP Funds Reach Self-Employed, Small Businesses with Help of FinTech Lenders

The moment Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications were open for the self-employed and sole proprietor small businesses, Krystal Douglas, owner of Music City Sewing in Nashville, had her paperwork ready. Before the COVID-19 cri

Above the FoldApr 24, 2020 - 10:45am
capital dividends

Why Keeping Dividends Going in Tough Times Is the Right Call

It's imperative that we ensure companies keep dividends flowing to their investors. Here's why.

Above the FoldDec 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Capitol

Congress Takes Key Steps to Propel American Businesses Forward with End-of-Year Legislation

Take a look at some of the Chamber's priorities that will be come law before the end of the year:

Above the FoldNov 22, 2019 - 1:45pm
Insurance

How Better Global Insurance Standards Can Lower Cost, Improve Product Availability, and Drive Investment

Bill Hulse, Director of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, breaks down the need for better global insurance standards.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2019 - 5:30pm
Dropbox's logo is displayed during the company's initial public offering at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.

Help Public Companies Generate Wealth

Bringing greater transparency and oversight to the proxy firms and the shareholder proposal process is necessary.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2019 - 9:30am
A cargo ship leaves the Port of Miami

5 Reasons to Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank Now

Reauthorization for the Ex-Im Bank will run out November 21 if Congress fails to pass a funding bill – here's why we need to keep it open.

Above the FoldSep 23, 2019 - 11:15am
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton speaks at the Economic Club of New York in New York City.

Why Sticking with the SEC’s New Regulation Best Interest Rule Is a Win for Investors

There is little doubt that investors are better off today than they were before the rule was finalized and went into force.