Washington, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement in response to the fourth meeting of the President’s Competition Council:
“Today’s meeting of the ‘Competition Council’ would be more accurately described as the ‘Washington Micromanaging the Economy Council.’ Whether it is banning non-compete agreements or banning fees for services simply because someone in government has decided to call them ‘junk,’ this Washington-knows-best approach will raise prices for families, lead to fewer choices for consumers, and make our economy less competitive.
“The White House rightfully just celebrated the record number of new business starts, yet this regulatory agenda will prevent many of those businesses from growing or even surviving. We have a vibrant economy that keeps America competitive. We need to reject this regulatory overreach if we want to keep it that way.”