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REGULATIONS

A FOCUS ON SAVINGS


  • A typical American household could save thousands each year with fewer, simpler regulations.

PERSONALIZE SAVINGS


  • Simple solutions to complicated government regulations could save Americans money on everything from housing and gas to food and clothes.

COST OF REGULATION


  • Not all regulations are unwarranted, but volumes of vaguely worded regulations lack rational justification and cost hundreds of billions per year.

CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL


  • No regulation should be adopted if the American people and their representatives in Congress do not agree that it is properly designed and necessary.
  • Regulations should be approved by Congress, not created unilaterally by unelected officials.

POLICY PROPOSALS


  1. Require congressional approval of new major regulations promulgated by agencies.
  2. Establish sunset dates for federal regulations.
  3. Subject “independent” agencies such as the FCC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to executive branch statutory regulatory review.

QUICK FACTS


  1. More than $80 billion in new annual regulatory burdens was imposed during the first term of the Obama Administration.
  2. Dodd-Frank requires 400 rulemakings by 11 different agencies.
  3. There are currently 2,142 new rules in the pipeline, 144 of which are considered “major.”

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