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 CongressJun 10, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2668, the "Consumer Protection and Recovery Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, opposing H.R. 2668, the "Consumer Protection and Recovery Act."

Letters to CongressMay 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1260, “United States Innovation and Competition Act”

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on the manager’s amendment to S. 1260, the, "United States Innovation and Competition Act."

Letters to CongressMay 27, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2668, the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, on H.R. 2668, the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act."

Above the FoldMay 26, 2021 - 2:00pm
The building of the Federal Trade Commission in downtown Washington DC.

Pushing Back Against FTC Overreach

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking, through legislation, authority it is not supposed to have.

Letters to CongressApr 26, 2021 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the FTC's Statutory Authority

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in advance of a hearing entitled, “The Consumer Protection and Recovery Act: Returning Money to Defrauded Consumers."

Letters to CongressApr 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Commerce Committee on the FTC's Statutory Authority

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, in advance of a hearing entitled, “Strengthening the Federal Trade Commission’s Authority to Protect Consumers."

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.