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




  • 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

Letters to CongressOct 30, 2019 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3055

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate, on H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2020.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:15pm

Jailing CEOs to Please the Masses

Elizabeth Warren was one of my best law-school professors, but her political ambitions seem to have suppressed her once-reasonable instincts, particularly regarding corporate regulation. One of her recent proposals, the Corporate Executive Accountability Act, would upend hundreds of years of U.S. legal tradition and wreak havoc in boardrooms.

Letters to CongressOct 08, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 209, the "PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act"

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Natural Resources, supporting S. 209, the “Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination (PROGRESS) for Indian Tribes Act.”

Above the FoldAug 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
derivitive swaps

How One Small Regulatory Fix Could Unlock $40 Billion for Growth and Job Creation

One regulatory glitch is locking up $40 billion that businesses could use for economic growth and job creation – here's how we fix it.

ReportJul 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2019 Rule of Law Dashboard Report Cover

The Global Rule of Law and Business Dashboard 2019

The Rule of Law Dashboard provides users with an easy-to-understand yet statistically credible meta-measure of the rule of law environment as it relates to business.

TestimonyMay 02, 2019 - 10:00am

Joseph Johnson Testimony on Federal Permit Streamlining for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

Joseph Johnson, Committee Executive for the U.S. Chamber’s Government Operations, Oversight, and Government Affairs Committee, testified before the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations at 10:00 am, May 2nd, 2019. The hearing was entitled Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and FAST-41.

Letters to CongressApr 30, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter Relative to H.R. 375 For Committee Markup

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Natural Resources, on H.R. 375, a bill to amend the Indian Reorganization Act.

Letters to CongressApr 29, 2019 - 11:00am

Coalition Letter on H.R. 946, "Stopping Bad Robocalls Act" and Updates to the TCPA

This Coalition letter was sent to the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, on H.R. 946 and on updates to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Press ReleaseApr 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Administration’s Regulatory Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed OMB Guidance directing all federal regulatory agencies on compliance with the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

Letters to CongressApr 09, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Relative to H.R. 375

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Natural Resources on H.R. 375, a bill to amend the Indian Reorganization Act.