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

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.

ReportMar 20, 2019 - 7:00am

The Transatlantic Economy 2019

The Transatlantic Economy 2019 report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU documents the strength of the transatlantic economy, but also warns that accumulating frictions between the United States and Europe are testing the resilience of the world’s largest bilateral commercial relationship.

Above the FoldJan 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An oil pump jack near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Collateral Damage: 20 Energy-Related Reforms Impacted by the Government Shutdown

With EPA, Interior, and even parts of the White House on an extended leave, work on these reforms has ground to a halt.

EventAug 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Annual Labor Day Briefing

The U.S. Chamber’s Glenn Spencer, and J.D. Foster host a press briefing to discuss the current state of the economy and regulatory reform and how they are impacting the labor market.

CommentAug 14, 2018 - 2:15pm

Chamber Comments Regarding "Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rule Making Process"

On August 13, the U.S. Chamber responded to the EPA's request for comments on "Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process" (Docket ID EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107)

ArticleJul 19, 2018 - 9:15am

FIRRMA and Export Control Discussion

DAEC hosted a successful discussion on FIRRMA and Export Controls with Advisory Board Member, Hon. Kevin Wolf.