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 06, 2017

Reg Reform Roadmap

Report Provides First Policy Strategy To Cut Red Tape & Repeal Regulatory Overreach In 2017 Arlington, VA – With major regulatory reform legislation already moving through the new Congress, Freedom Partners Chamber of…

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Jan 04, 2017

Congress Can Place Vital Check on Harmful Government Regulations

Arlington, VA — The 115th Congress is considering two measures this week that will place an important check on executive overreach and reassert Congress’ constitutional role in the rulemaking process. Both the Midnight…

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Dec 13, 2016

In Case You Missed It: A How-to Guide for Rolling Back Obama’s Regulatory State

This op-ed, written by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Policy Andy Koenig, was originally published on December 9, 2016, by National Review. One of President-elect Trump’s…

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Nov 29, 2016

Burdensome Overtime Rule Halted in Court

A federal judge in Texas recently halted the Obama administration’s impending overtime rule. Although the rule is on hold – for now – the decision couldn’t come soon enough for workers and…

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Aug 10, 2016

Why the New Overtime Rule Will Hurt Those it’s Aimed at Helping

The new regulation is drawing criticism from all sides due to the negative impacts it will have on certain workers.

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Jun 24, 2016

Kentucky Knocks Down Occupational License Requirement

In states and communities across the United States, occupational licenses—government permission slips to work—are barriers to entering the workforce, oftentimes affecting entry-to-mid-level professions. This week Kentucky knocked…

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Jun 16, 2016

Freedom Partners Applauds House Effort to Protect Jobs and Opportunity by Blocking Obama Administration’s Executive Overreach

Congressional Review Act Should Be Used to Prevent Overtime Rule From Inflicting More Damage On The Economy Arlington, VA — Today, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx introduced a resolution of disapproval under the…

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Jun 15, 2016

Freedom Partners Applauds Sen. Tim Scott for Introducing the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act

Arlington, VA – Today, Freedom Partners applauded U.S. Sen. Tim Scott for introducing the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act. Like its companion in the House, Sen. Scott’s bill…

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Jun 13, 2016

Senators Johnson and Alexander Take a Stand For Workers

U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Lamar Alexander are taking a stand for workers and businesses by fighting against the Obama administration’s harmful overtime rule. The senators, chairmen of two key…

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Jun 09, 2016

New Overtime Rule Facing Criticism From All Sides

The Obama administration’s new overtime rule, the latest example of this administration’s executive overreach, is being criticized from all sides. From non-profit organizations like the American Red Cross, to…

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