Regulatory Improvement

Regulatory Improvement

Congress’ next 100 days: Small businesses need regulatory relief

As the nation evaluates the new President’s First 100 Days and Washington looks ahead to the next 100, we must ask a simple question, do we want vibrant small businesses in America or not? The complexity and cost of the regulatory burden placed on each small business show the evidence of our answer. When the regulatory burden drowns out productivity and innovation, the flowery rhetoric we often hear from politicians about small businesses is seen for what it is: lip service. When each new idea in business is met with an unforgiving mountain of requirements, regulations, and forms, the staff of a small florist, restaurant, or pet store spends less time on the core mission of the company and more time on compliance.

A Powerful Check on the Regulatory State

Published in Real Clear Policy

While smart regulations and rules are often necessary to carry out legislation, the role of the federal agencies is not to create new policy but, rather, to implement the policies of the legislature using the power delegated to them by Congress. The CRA was created to ensure that federal bureaucrats don’t forget that we live in country in which laws are created by representatives of the people and enacted through a system with checks and balances.

ACCF Supports Congressional Review of “Midnight Regulations”

The American Council for Capital Formation today joined more than 50 other organizations on a coalition letter led by Americans for Prosperity in support of Congress' use of the Congressional Review Act on several controversial "midnight regulations" promulgated by the Obama administration on their way out the door.

Regs changeable, maybe

Published in Petroleum News

Tim Doyle, vice president for policy and general counsel to the American Council of Capital Formation, a business-orientated Washington think-tank, presented a sober assessment of prospects at the Alaska Support Industry Alliance’s annual “Meet Alaska” conference in Anchorage Jan. 13.

ACCF Center for Policy Research Roundtable on Regulatory Improvement

On Nov. 16, the American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research hosted a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion in the Senate Dirksen Office Building on “Improving the Federal Regulatory System: Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Scientific Integrity.”

ACCF Addresses Regulatory Improvement at NCSL

At the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Annual Meeting in Chicago, ACCF Vice President of Policy and General Counsel Tim Doyle participated in a...

Letter to Editor: Market-Limiting State in Lean and Fat Times

Published in The Wall Street Journal

Daniel Yergin’s “Markets Run into Skepticism—and Regulators” (op-ed, July 19) mentions that 30% of the U.S. economy is from foreign trade which supports 41 million U.S. jobs. At what cost?

The Case for Cutting Red Tape

Published in Morning Consult

The growing accumulation of federal rules that increasingly govern every facet of American life is a disturbing trend that holds consequences both for individual liberties and the health of the U.S. economy.

ACCF Convenes Bipartisan Regulatory Improvement Group

The ACCF convened a small bipartisan group on June 22, comprised of a diverse cross-section of organizations, associations, and coalitions to discuss improving the federal regulatory system. Specifically, the focus was on the policy and politics of regulatory improvement efforts at the federal level, similar activities occurring at the state level, and ideas regarding working together to partner with the new Administration and Congress.

Unleashing the Global Competitiveness of the U.S.

Published in Real Clear Policy

Following the World Economic Forum’s wrap up of its recent annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. policymakers should return with strategies for strengthening America’s economic growth and augmenting our global competitiveness

Letter: ACCF Applauds Senate Regulations Caucus

It’s time to rein in the federal regulatory bureaucracy, so that U.S. businesses can grow, invest, innovate, create jobs, and compete globally. The ACCF looks forward to working with the Senate Regulations Caucus to achieve these important goals. In particular, we stand ready to act as a key resource in this critical effort.