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.

Dec 08, 2015

Hillary Clinton Once Again Trying to Solve Problems That She Caused

Arlington, VA — Hillary Clinton is in New Hampshire today, where she will propose yet another tax credit . . . this time intended to aid the manufacturing industry. Clinton pledged this morning to help “revitalize…

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Dec 04, 2015

Congress Should Stop President Obama’s Slush Fund for Foreign Countries

President Obama is pledging support for a climate change treaty under discussion in Paris that would establish sweeping new commitments on emissions and energy production – and promise $3 billion in hard-earned…

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Dec 01, 2015

Freedom Partners Statement on Congressional Disapproval of EPA Regulations

Arlington, VA – The U.S. House of Representatives today agreed to a Senate resolution providing for congressional disapproval of President Obama’s attempt to implement harmful EPA regulations that will drastically increase…

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Nov 17, 2015

NLRB Franchise Ruling Threatens Employers, Large and Small

Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down a 3-2 ruling that could spell disaster for the franchise industry, and any other businesses that rely on contract work…

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Nov 06, 2015

President Obama Stops Thousands of Jobs with the Stroke of a Pen

Today, President Obama stated that he would once again block the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately for hard-working Americans, this should come as no surprise. President Obama had already…

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Nov 03, 2015

Highway Amendment Would Stop Onerous Mandates on Trucking Industry

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider amendments to the federal highway funding reauthorization bill, otherwise known as the “DRIVE Act” (H.R. 22). Among the amendments under consideration…

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Oct 13, 2015

Federal Tax Law, Regulations Reach 10 Million Words

“The length of the federal tax code and regulations has grown steadily over the past sixty years,” reaching 10 million words in 2015, according to a report by the Tax Foundation. “In…

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Oct 13, 2015

Inconvenient Conclusions Silenced in Debate over Fiduciary Rule

Robert Litan, a now-former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, probably didn’t realize his 40 years as a Brookings scholar would end as a result of concluding that a proposed…

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Oct 13, 2015

Startups Creating 50% Fewer Jobs

Despite claims by President Obama that “we’ve recovered faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth,” evidence continues to show that big-government policies are hurting the…

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Sep 17, 2015

New Rules Could Cripple Struggling Mining Industry

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released updated employment numbers for September, and while the vast majority of media attention focused on the increased number of advertised jobs, a critical finding of the…

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