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 for 2018

  • 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

ReportApr 18, 2018 - 1:45pm

Summary of the Global Business Coalition

GBC relies on a simple, flexible and informal setup that allows its member associations to exchange genuine views and develop direct and trustworthy relationships. Decisions are taken by consensus and all GBC members benefit from the same rights. The overall policy leadership is ensured by a President, chosen from one of the member organizations and rotating every two years, or so. Coordinated action and implementation of GBC’s initiatives is ensured by sherpas.

ReportApr 18, 2018 - 1:15pm

Introduction to the GBC

The Global Business Coalition brings together leading independent business associations from the major world economies and advocates on behalf of more than 6.8 million small, medium and large companies. Established in 2012, GBC formerly known as the B20 Coalition), operates asa worldwide platform of exchanges between national business communities.

Above the FoldMar 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Senate banking bill passage

Banking Bill Can Fuel the Growth Engine

In a heartening display of bipartisan cooperation, the U.S. Senate passed a badly needed fix to banking regulations.

Press ReleaseMar 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

U.S. Chamber President Praises Senate Passage of Bank Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today in response to U.S. Senate passage of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” which will alleviate regulatory burdens for America’s local and community banks:

LetterMar 14, 2018 - 2:15pm

Hill Letter to House Oversight Committee Supporting H.R. 50, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act

Dear Chairman Gowdy and Ranking Member Cummings: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports H.R. 50, the “Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017.”

CommentMar 12, 2018 - 4:15pm

Multi-Association Comments to USACE on Proposed Guidelines for Establishment of New Mitigation Banks in Fort Worth District

TO: Mr. Brent JasperRegulatory Project Manager/Mitigation Banking CoordinatorRegulatory Branch, CESWF-DE-RU.S. Army Corps of EngineersP.O. Box 17300Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300 Ms. Jennifer MoyerChief, Regulatory ProgramHeadquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers441 G Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20314-1000

CommentMar 07, 2018 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Comments Regarding Regulatory Guidance under Public Law No. 115-97

On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to Treasury and the IRS regarding general regulatory guidance requests under Public Law No. 115-97.

ReportMar 06, 2018 - 3:30pm

Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors

"Sue and Settle" refers to when a federal agency agrees to a settlement agreement, in a lawsuit from special interest groups, to create priorities and rules outside of the normal rulemaking process. The agency intentionally relinquishes statutory discretion by committing to timelines and priorities that often realign agency duties. These settlement agreements are negotiated behind closed doors with no participation from the public or affected parties.

Issue BriefFeb 15, 2018 - 9:45am

Regulatory Reform Tracker

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Regulatory Reform Tracker serves as a reference and database for federal government deregulatory actions, including regulatory process reforms and repeals and reforms of regulations.

Press ReleaseJan 30, 2018 - 10:30pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Comments on 2018 State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: