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.


  • 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

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.

Above the FoldDec 08, 2020 - 11:45am
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Unlocking Antitrust: 3 Reasons Why Simplicity is Antitrust’s Greatest Strength

Here are three reasons why the simplicity of existing antitrust laws are also the laws' greatest strength.

CommentNov 09, 2020 - 8:30am

Comments to EEOC re: Conciliation Procedures

Read our comments to EEOC on the proposed update of the Commission’s Conciliation Procedures

CommentNov 05, 2020 - 2:30pm

Comments to CO Regarding Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Proposed Regulations

Read our letter to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Regarding Proposed Regulations Implementing Part 2 of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

Letters to CongressOct 02, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

Letters to CongressSep 21, 2020 - 10:30am

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

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting S. 209, the “Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination (PROGRESS) for Indian Tribes Act."

Letters to CongressJun 30, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4049, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021”

This letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate on S. 4049, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

Letters to CongressJun 08, 2020 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Policing Reform

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress on legislation relating to policing reform.

Above the FoldMay 27, 2020 - 4:00pm
Sabre-Farelogix antitrust case

What the Sabre-Farelogix Case Tells Us About the Future Of Antitrust Law

Various antitrust jurisdictions across the globe are considering big changes to their antitrust laws that could stray from sound economics.