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.


Mar 16, 2017

White House Action on CAFE Standards Protects Middle-Class Americans & the Economy

Arlington, VA – President Trump yesterday announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be reviewing the regulation setting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and national Corporate…

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Mar 14, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds President Trump For Signing New Executive Order Holding Federal Agencies Accountable

Arlington, VA – On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order calling on federal agencies to submit reorganization plans to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within 180 days outlining how to…

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Feb 24, 2017

Step Two in Dismantling Obama’s Regulatory Behemoth

Under President Obama, over 600 major regulations were added to the Federal Register at costs exceeding $700 billion. With so many barriers to opportunity now towering over hardworking Americans, President Trump and…

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Feb 21, 2017

Fed Chairwoman Casts Doubt On ‘Border Adjustment’ Tax Wishful Thinking

Pro-growth tax reform is on the way, GOP leaders maintain. But according to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), the current House Republican proposal “is on life support.” Sen. Lindsey…

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Feb 16, 2017

Tom Cotton Dismantles the Border Adjustment Tax

“Some ideas are so stupid, only an intellectual could believe them.” Senator Tom Cotton spoke yesterday night on the floor of the senate on his opposition to the border adjustment tax. He…

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Feb 15, 2017

Jim Cramer on the “Regressive,” Trillion-Dollar Border Adjustment Tax on American consumers

Jim Cramer hits the nail on the head on the Border Adjustment Tax calling it a “regressive tax,” and that it will hurt people. Watch the full clip below…

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Feb 15, 2017

“Border Adjustment” Tax Facing Trouble in the Senate

Bi-partisan Concern Over Unprecedented Trillion-Dollar Tax On Consumers House leaders are proposing a sweeping tax reform package to lower rates across the board. This bold effort should be applauded. But…

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Feb 01, 2017

Congress Should Work Through As Many CRA Votes As Possible

Arlington, VA – The House of Representatives today is considering two measures under the Congressional Review Act in an effort to begin addressing the Obama regulatory state. After more than 600 major rules…

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Jan 30, 2017

Statement On Executive Order To Protect Americans From Harmful Federal Mandates & Control Costs

Arlington, VA – President Trump today signed a new executive order requiring that for every new federal regulation implemented, two must be rescinded. The order also stipulates important cost caps and transparency guidelines…

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Jan 24, 2017

White House Puts Freeze 0n Harmful Overtime Rule; Must Stay Focused on Reg Repeal

In a November memo to staff, then- EPA administrator Gina McCarthy made clear that the agency was to be “running – not walking – through the finish line of President Obama’s presidency.” This…

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