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

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.

Letters to CongressJun 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.

Letters to CongressJun 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:

Letters to CongressMay 21, 2018 - 12:45pm

Key Vote Alert! - S. 2155, the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”

ReportApr 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
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EXPANDING THE ON-RAMP: Recommendations to Help More Companies Go and Stay Public

Going public” has long been the goal of entrepreneurs who start a business from scratch, grow it into a thriving enterprise, then have the opportunity to offer shares to the general public through an initial public offering (IPO).

EventApr 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
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12th Annual Capital Markets Summit: Financing the Future of American Business

Join CCMC at the 12th Annual Capital Markets Summit to discuss Washington’s renewed efforts to create the best financial regulatory system for businesses, consumers, and investors alike. At the Summit, we bring together high-level attendees, major media outlets, and leaders from the public and private sectors, to broadly focus on the state of financial regulation and the impact on the economy’s ability to grow.

Press ReleaseApr 26, 2018 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber and Partners Make Recommendations to Reverse Decline in IPOs, Expand America’s Public Capital Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with a host of partner organizations representing a diverse cross-section of the American economy, issued a new report today that offers a slate of recommendations for strengthening U.S.

Press ReleaseApr 18, 2018 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on SEC Best-Interest Proposal Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement in response to today’s open meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): “We appreciate the efforts of the SEC that led to these proposals for a best-interest standard for all investors.