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.

Projects and Programs

 

 

Priorities

  • Work with the administration and individual agencies on the various regulatory relief programs initiated by the administration in 2017.
  • 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

ReportMar 20, 2019 - 7:00am

The Transatlantic Economy 2019

The Transatlantic Economy 2019 report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU documents the strength of the transatlantic economy, but also warns that accumulating frictions between the United States and Europe are testing the resilience of the world’s largest bilateral commercial relationship.

Above the FoldJan 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An oil pump jack near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Collateral Damage: 20 Energy-Related Reforms Impacted by the Government Shutdown

With EPA, Interior, and even parts of the White House on an extended leave, work on these reforms has ground to a halt.

EventAug 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Annual Labor Day Briefing

The U.S. Chamber’s Glenn Spencer, and J.D. Foster host a press briefing to discuss the current state of the economy and regulatory reform and how they are impacting the labor market.

CommentAug 14, 2018 - 2:15pm

Chamber Comments Regarding "Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rule Making Process"

On August 13, the U.S. Chamber responded to the EPA's request for comments on "Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process" (Docket ID EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107)

ArticleJul 19, 2018 - 9:15am

FIRRMA and Export Control Discussion

DAEC hosted a successful discussion on FIRRMA and Export Controls with Advisory Board Member, Hon. Kevin Wolf.

TestimonyJun 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber's Johnson testifies before the Senate Committee of Homeland Security about FAST - 41

Joe Johnson, Executive Director, testifies before the Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about FAST - 41.

LetterJun 26, 2018 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in support of reauthorizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

LetterJun 05, 2018 - 10:15am

Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

EventMay 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Export to Eurasia: Opening New Markets

This workshop will focus on international business opportunities for Alabama companies. Export managers, sales teams, business development decision makers, as well as entrepreneurs considering Russian market entry are encouraged to attend.

Press ReleaseMay 22, 2018 - 5:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on House Passage of Bank Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today in response to the passage of the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” by the U.S. House of Representatives: