Regulatory Reform

The Chamber recognizes the need for smart regulations to ensure workplace safety and protect public health. But with a $2 trillion price tag in compliance costs and an increasing number of huge and complex rules, it’s clear the regulatory system isn’t working the way it should.

Americans deserve a working regulatory system that is fair for everyone, takes into account the views of communities and businesses, evaluates the impact rules will have on jobs and small businesses, and protects our economic and personal freedoms.

Priorities

  • Work with the administration and individual agencies on the various regulatory relief programs initiated by the administration.
  • When necessary, defend the regulatory relief actions both through the formal rulemaking process and ensuing litigation.
  • Continue to push for improved regulatory analysis in the rulemaking process, including the adoption of such analysis by independent agencies.
  • Advocate for broad-based regulatory reform, especially the enactment of the Regulatory Accountability Act.
  • Advocate for permanent reforms to the often-abused “sue and settle” process, especially enactment of the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act.

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressApr 13, 2021 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Committee Report on Antitrust

This letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on the Judiciary, on the the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law’s majority staff report on the “Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets."

Above the FoldFeb 23, 2021 - 12:30pm
U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

The Dirty Little Secret About Litigated Mergers

Legislators and economists are actively debating the government’s role in reviewing mergers. Here is what you need to know.

Above the FoldFeb 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

The Business Community Needs Regulatory Certainty Now More Than Ever

The new administration is rolling back a policy of fairness and transparency.

ReportJan 27, 2021 - 1:45pm
cover of digital assets paper

Digital Assets: A Framework For Regulation To Maintain The United States’ Status As An Innovation Leader

The report provides recommendations to help guide policymakers in developing a more closely coordinated response to the regulation of digital assets. Given the rapid pace at which digital asset innovation is developing and being applied, especially over the past year as the global pandemic has accelerated the trend toward digitization, the stakes are too high to fall behind. This report has a particular focus on financial services regulatory systems due to their significant impact on digital assets and related blockchain innovation, and outlines several recommendations for promoting innovation in the digital assets space.

Above the FoldJan 25, 2021 - 10:45am
Judge's gavel and law books

Unlocking Antitrust: Evaluating Vertical Mergers

The run-down on vertical mergers under current antitrust law.

Above the FoldJan 22, 2021 - 10:00am
East View of the U.S. Capitol Building

Unlocking Antitrust: Evaluating Horizontal Mergers

Our SVP of International Regulatory Affairs Sean Heather breaks down everything you need to know about antitrust and horizontal mergers.

Above the FoldJan 19, 2021 - 3:15pm
Small business owner retail

States Focus on Pro-Business Policies to Attract Companies, Talent

Check out our key takeaways from our Policy Power Hour: State Issues, National Impact on Jan. 15, 2021.

EventJan 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Policy Power Hour - Day 2 (Thursday)

Policy Power Hour: Spotlight on Washington

Join us to explore the year ahead in Washington and some of the most important national policy issues affecting American businesses and workers, from infrastructure and immigration to education and workforce development.The 2021 State of American Business Series

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.

Above the FoldDec 08, 2020 - 11:45am
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Unlocking Antitrust: 3 Reasons Why Simplicity is Antitrust’s Greatest Strength

Here are three reasons why the simplicity of existing antitrust laws are also the laws' greatest strength.