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.
Merger review shouldn’t be used to attack companies or engineer bureaucratic hurdles to economic freedom, progress, and growth.
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.
The Federal Trade Commission has brought yet another merger challenge without any evidence of competitive harm. Still, despite its weaknesses, the FTC’s complaint against Amgen and Horizon provides insights into the agency’s thinking and may hold clues regarding anticipated new merger guidelines.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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- Corporate Social ResponsibilityThe Role of Public-Private Partnerships to Combat Human TraffickingMonday, July 1708:30 AM EDT - 01:45 PM EDT
- WorkforceT3 Innovation Network’s Mid-Year MeetingWednesday, July 1908:00 AM EDT - 06:00 PM EDT
- EconomySwing and a Miss: SEC’s Swing Pricing Proposal Is a Strikeout for InvestorsThursday, July 2009:00 AM EDT - 10:30 AM EDT
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and on Financial Services, urging protection from lawsuits for U.S. companies who have complied in good faith with sanctions on Russia.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.
The scrutiny by the House Judiciary Committee comes as the Federal Trade Commission engages in an unprecedented regulatory blitz on the U.S. economy.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on H.R. 2670, the "Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act."
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2024 State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs Bill.
The FTC is suing the retail giant for what the agency calls 'non-consensual subscriptions and cancellation trickery.' Is the FTC substituting its judgment for how Amazon should interact with customers?
Since February 2021, FTC leadership has moved to silence dissent at the agency and consolidate power in ways that call into question the independence of the five-member commission.
An increased focus on bank mergers by the Department of Justice ignores the facts about their impact on American consumers.