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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 report identifies the most costly and transformative regulations so that Congress and federal agencies are better able to develop a process that will ensure future regulations achieve congressional intent and avoid agency overreach.
"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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:
Donohue Urges Leaders to Pursue Stronger, Sustained, Shared Economic Growth
One chart proves that the Trump administration's deregulatory actions stand out by historical standards.
Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds you for conducting a hearing to examine the permitting processes at Department of Interior (DOI) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for energy and resource infrastructure projects.
Policymakers must cut the analogue red tape of yesterday for the technologies of today.