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

New Report Grades Trump Record on Deregulation

Former OIRA Administrator John Graham and Indiana University Professor Keith Belton Assess Trump Pledge to Deregulate U.S. Economy

EPA Leads the Way on Permitting Reform

Real Clear Policy
The mere act of reevaluating a permitting process intended to protect the environment is not, in itself, pretext for allowing manufactures to pollute more. Environmental regulations, like all regulations, need to be evaluated with respect to their mandated purpose.

Most everything is better than you think

The Washington Times
The Trump administration has been undertaking a massive deregulation effort in order to get rid of regulations that are counterproductive and do not meet reasonable cost-benefit tests. This will reduce the direct regulatory expenses made by government but will cause a far larger reduction in private business and personal expenses made to support regulations.

Research & Publications

Trump’s Deregulatory Record

A new report by John Graham, former Regulatory Czar under President George W. Bush and Keith Belton of Indiana University grades Trump's deregulatory record at the two-year mark.

Harvard Law School Forum Publishes ACCF Robo-Voting Research

From The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation New research from the American Council for Capital Formation identifies a troubling number...

Regulatory Improvements to Ensure Process Certainty: Ten Impactful Ideas

This paper is a result of a November 16, 2016 bipartisan roundtable discussion identifying ten specific issues and beginning the dialogue on finding solutions.