Free and efficient financial markets are essential to a diverse and growing economy. They allow businesses to succeed and individuals to build financial security. To support that system, we need smart regulation that ensures access to capital and credit, enables companies to go public, incentivizes innovation, and provides choice and access for investors while protecting consumers.
The Supreme Court handed the business community a major victory in Axon v. FTC, a case that raised the question of whether a defendant can challenge the constitutionality of the FTC’s structure directly in federal district court without first wading through the cumbersome administrative processes.
The FTC’s proposed noncompete ban will have wide-reaching impacts across our economy. Here’s what businesses are telling us about how they would be impacted.
- How Bank Mergers Promote CompetitionBank mergers help drive innovation and access to products and services for consumers. But proposed legislation could stifle deals at a time when new technologies and entrants are creating more competition than ever before.Learn More
- Why Selling Your Business Might Get HarderProposed antitrust legislation could impact the ability of everyone from individual entrepreneurs to multi-million-dollar companies to be acquired.Learn More
- 3 Things You Need to Know About Stock BuybacksWith the potential for new legislative developments, now is a good time to take a closer look at stock buybacks: what they are, what they do, what motivates a company to make investment decisions, and who benefits when companies buy back their stock.Learn More
The U.S. Chamber promotes policies that ensure U.S. capital markets remain the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world. We advocate for legislation and regulation that strengthens our capital markets, allowing businesses—from the local flower shop to a multinational manufacturer—to mitigate risks, manage liquidity, access credit, and raise capital.
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This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Financial Services, supporting H.R. 2627, the “Increasing Investor Opportunities Act," and H.R. 1553, the “Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act."
This letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting S. 866, the “American Innovation and Jobs Act,” and H.R. 2673, the “American Innovation and R&D Competitiveness Act.”
“Stock buybacks play an important role in the functioning of healthy and efficient capital markets,” said U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley.
The SEC’s Stock Buyback Rule will hurt investors, including millions of retirement savers.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on the Judiciary, opposing H.R. 3081, the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act."
This Statement for the Record was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on the hearing "Competition in the Digital Advertising Ecosystem."
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Financial Services, supporting 11 bills up for consideration during today's markup and opposing two.
75% of credit card users pay their bills on time. The CFPB’s new proposed rule would punish those who pay on time by raising their costs to cover for those who don’t.