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.


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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Jun 01, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds President Trump for Protecting U.S. Taxpayers and the Economy from Harmful Paris Agreement

Arlington, VA – President Donald Trump will withdraw the U.S. from an international agreement to mandate carbon emission levels, following through with a campaign promise. While non-binding and unenforceable, the agreement…

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May 17, 2017

Freedom Partners Releases Digital Ad Highlighting A Responsible Approach To Infrastructure

Arlington, VA – In advance of today’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “the road forward” for transportation and infrastructure reform, Freedom Partners is releasing a new digital ad highlighting…

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May 04, 2017

It’s Time for the Senate to Deliver on Methane Rule Repeal

Under President Obama, federal regulatory burden exploded with some of the most costly and overreaching government mandates in history. But thanks to early efforts by the Trump administration and Congress, many of…

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May 02, 2017

When it Comes to Helping Main Street, the Choice is Simple

Today, the House Committee on Financial Services will mark up the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act, legislation that promotes economic growth and eliminates harmful regulations while…

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Apr 28, 2017

Trump Administration Takes More Important Steps to Protect U.S. Domestic Energy Resources & the Economy

Arlington, VA — President Trump today signed an executive order to reverse Obama Administration efforts to cut-off natural resource development in the Arctic and address similar restrictions along the U.S. coast…

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Mar 29, 2017

ICYMI: How Trump and Congress Can Manage an Aggressive Agenda

It’s no secret the American people have lost faith in the ability of Washington lawmakers to enact policies that help people improve their lives. Many voters believed Donald Trump could change…

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