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 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.

Letters to CongressFeb 26, 2020 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting H.R. 2438, the “Not Invisible Act of 2019”

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on the Judiciary, supporting H.R. 2438, the “Not Invisible Act of 2019.”

Letters to CongressFeb 26, 2020 - 10:15am

Letter to House in Support of H.R. 2438 the "Not Invisible Act of 2019"

Dear Chairman Nadler and Ranking Member Collins : The U.S. Chamber of Co mmerce supports H.R. 2438 , the “Not Invisible Act of 2019,”which the Committee is expected to mark up on February 26 . This bill would enhance the abilityof tribal communities and t he federal government to combat human trafficking of NativeAmericans and Alaska Natives.

Above the FoldJan 20, 2020 - 9:00am
Solar energy farm in Nebraska.

The Key to a Clean Environment and Strong Economy

Updating the National Environmental Policy Act is necessary to realign the implementation of the law with its original mission.

Letters to CongressJan 09, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the Nomination of Paul Ray to be Administrator of OIRA

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting the nomination of Paul Ray to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.