Regulations

Excessive and unnecessary regulations prevent people from starting businesses or getting good jobs, or finding the opportunities they desperately need. Unfortunately for hardworking Americans trying to succeed, the number of government regulations has skyrocketed in recent years.

This ever-growing regulatory burden has a disproportionate negative impact on small businesses, which have been a leading driver of recent job creation. In fact, more businesses are now dying than starting for the first time in a generation.

From the Affordable Care Act to Dodd-Frank, newly enacted regulations are estimated to reduce the number of people in the workforce by millions over the next decade. Less employment means less opportunity and fewer chances for the least fortunate to succeed. That’s unacceptable.

It’s time to reel back regulations that force employers to spend time and money complying with unnecessary red tape instead of hiring workers and creating value for consumers. This requires restricting the power of unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington and stopping them from squeezing out entrepreneurs, small businesses and local institutions with onerous regulations.

Only by breaking down these barriers can we ensure a growing economy, increasing prosperity and well-being for everyone.


Jan 08, 2018

Give Patients Hope, Pass Right To Try

Did you know that there are millions of terminally ill patients in the U.S. unable to access potentially life-saving medical treatment and medication? They include patients in the prime of…

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Jan 04, 2018

Interior Department Takes Positive Steps to Advance Offshore Natural Resource Development, Economic Growth & Greater Prosperity

Arlington, VA — The Trump administration today, led by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, announced the next steps for developing the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program…

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Jan 03, 2018

New York Times: “The Trump Effect: Business, Anticipating Less Regulation, Loosens Purse Strings”

“A wave of optimism has swept over American business leaders, and it is beginning to translate into the sort of investment in new plants, equipment and factory upgrades that bolsters economic growth…

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Dec 14, 2017

FCC ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote Restores Internet Freedom

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to roll back Obama-era Internet regulations commonly known as ‘net neutrality.’ Freedom Partners executive vice president…

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Nov 21, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds FCC’s Proposed Repeal of Counterproductive Net Neutrality Rules

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners applauds the efforts of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for pushing forward a plan to roll back Obama-era FCC internet regulations, more widely known as net…

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Oct 25, 2017

CFPB’s Arbitration Rule Was Never About Helping Consumers

Arlington, VA — The U.S. Senate today voted under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal the Consumer Federal Protection Bureau (CFPB) “arbitration rule,” sending the resolution to the President’s desk…

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Oct 16, 2017

Trump, Pruitt Move to Confront Special Interests Hijacking Federal Rulemaking Process

“The days of regulation through litigation are over.” — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Arlington, VA — The Trump administration today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led by Administrator Scott Pruitt will issue…

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Oct 09, 2017

Trump Administration Shows Bold Leadership on Job-Crushing Power Plant Rule

Arlington, VA – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt today announced that he will issue a proposed rule to repeal the job-crushing EPA power plant regulations. The move follows initial action…

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Aug 17, 2017

Regulations Cost Americans More Than Taxes

Talk about sticker shock! This year, the Treasury Department collected an all-time high in federal individual income tax collections. In fact, American taxpayers and corporations have paid $1.85 trillion in…

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Jun 07, 2017

Statement on DOL Withdraw from Obama Joint Employer Guidance

Arlington, VA – Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta will withdraw the Obama administration’s informal guidance for independent contractors and joint employment, in effect rolling back the 2015 mandate making it…

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