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.


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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Jun 23, 2015

Freedom Partners Applauds U.S. Senate Vote to Advance Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Andy Koenig issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate vote to advance Trade Promotion Authority: “We applaud the Senate for voting…

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Jun 12, 2015

Freedom Partners Urges Congress to Support Free Trade

Arlington, VA — With Congress set to vote on free trade legislation today, Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Andy Koenig issued the following statement urging lawmakers to support the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA…

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