Regulatory Improvement

Improving the federal regulatory process is critical to the continued growth and competitiveness of the U.S. economy. Targeted regulations to protect health and safety are an important function of government, but the regulatory state has increased dramatically in size and scope over the past 40 years to the point that it now touches every corner of the American economy. The ACCF’s Regulatory Improvement Project is aimed at finding commonsense and bipartisan ways to improve the rulemaking process to ensure a fair and level process for American businesses. 

News

ACCF Joins Coalition Dedicated to Regulatory Improvement

This week, the ACCF and members from a diverse range of industry sectors joined to announce the launch of the Coalition for Regulatory Innovation. Our aim is to help Americans understand the thicket of state and federal rules and champion commonsense reforms that remove unnecessary burdens on the economy.

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.

Research & Publications

A Smart Regulatory Process for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The unrestrained growth of the federal regulatory state impedes U.S. economic growth and disproportionately affects America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, according to a new report released today by the American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research. The report – A Smart Regulatory Process for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses – details how the burden of federal regulation falls unevenly on the small businesses that are major drivers of innovation, productivity, growth, and job creation in the U.S. economy.

Prioritizing Tax and Regulatory Improvement in 2017

As the attention of the nation and world leaders turn to Washington, D.C. to see what issues the new 115th Congress and administration of President Donald Trump are championing in 2017, the American Council for Capital Formation and its affiliated Center for Policy Research have developed a broad set of policy recommendations on tax reform and improvements to the federal regulatory process, particularly in the energy, environment, and financial services spaces, to guide and focus discussions both on Capitol Hill and downtown. Read the full memo.

Success Of U.S. Climate Pledge Depends On Future GHG Regulation Of...

According to several independent studies and analyses, a large gap exists in the U.S. climate pledge to the United Nations. Simply put, the greenhouse...