Marc Freedman

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Vice President, Employment Policy

Marc Freedman is vice president of employment policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for developing and advocating the Chamber’s response to OSHA matters, the Employee Free Choice Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and mandated leave issues, and other labor and workplace issues.

Before joining the Chamber in October 2004, Freedman was the regulatory counsel for the Senate Small Business Committee under the chairmanships of Sens. Kit Bond (R-MO) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). He focused on ensuring that agencies properly take into account the impact of their regulations on small businesses under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. He was also deeply involved in the battle over the Clinton OSHA ergonomics regulation and the effort to pass legislation creating nationally structured health plans to help small businesses obtain better options for health insurance.

Prior to joining the Small Business Committee in July 1999, Freedman was director of government affairs for the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. Previous to that, he worked on federal regulations for the Associated Builders and Contractors and the National Association of Home Builders.

Mr. Freedman graduated cum laude from Amherst College, and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has appeared on various media outlets including Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and National Public Radio, and testified before Congress on behalf of the U.S. Chamber. 

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