From start to finish of each and every day, the federal bureaucracy regulates things that we take for granted or never even stop to consider: phones, radios, televisions, showerheads, heating and cooling for homes and businesses, lightbulbs, and the content of shampoo and toothpaste.
In 2015, 3,400 final rules were published in the Federal Register. These rules, filling up over 81,000 pages, would take 2.6 people a whole year to read, if they read for 40 hours per week every week at a rate of four minutes per page. During the first six months of 2016 alone, over 3,000 rules were published in the Federal Register.
Regulations affect each and every one of us.
They also touch our lives in different ways. We want to hear your story: how regulations have helped you, harmed you, affected the way you live your life and run your business.