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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.
The Chamber is building support for commonsense regulatory reform based on three bipartisan principles.
With these principles in mind, the Chamber is advancing two bipartisan bills to reform and modernize the regulatory system:
Reforming our government’s regulatory system should unite Americans and their competing interests not divide them. The U.S. Chamber calls on the Senate to take up and pass both of these regulatory reform bills.
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The power of federal agencies to create sweeping new regulatory programs, as well as the cost of regulations themselves, has increased dramatically since the enactment of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in 1946. In recent years, there has been an unprecedented increase in multi-billion dollar, highly-complex rules issued by federal agencies. These rules have profound impacts on major sectors of the economy such as energy, banking, agriculture, and the Internet. Modernizing the APA, whose rulemaking provisions have remained virtually unchanged, is long overdue.
The Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) would update the 70-year old federal rulemaking process, improving transparency and accountability in the federal rulemaking process and ensuring that the most costly and high-impact rules are well-designed and tailored to accomplish their objectives without causing unnecessary damage to our nation's economy. Specifically, the bill would:
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This coalition letter supporting H.R. 5668, the “Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2016,” was sent to Rep. Evan Jenkins and all Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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Much of what passes for regulation today in the financial sector cannot be described as good by any reasonable measure.
Join the U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness for a conversation on how the Federal Reserve can maintain monetary independence while the Fed and other banks regulators can modernize their regulatory policies.
The U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness released their Federal Reserve Reform Agenda on July 12, 2016.
"Sue and Settle" refers to when a federal agency agrees to a settlement agreement, in a lawsuit from special interest groups, to create priorities and rules outside of the normal rulemaking process. The agency intentionally relinquishes statutory discretion by committing to timelines and priorities that often realign agency duties. These settlement agreements are negotiated behind closed doors with no participation from the public or affected parties.