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Innovation vs. Stagnation: Re-Defining the Debate over Regulatory Reform

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Energy and Agriculture

Bringing certainty to the sectors that power and fuel our economy

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Access to Capital

Supporting small businesses by financing future growth

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Manufacturing

Streamlining regulations so manufacturing can keep driving the economy forward

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Innovation Agenda

Unleashing potential of the next generation of entrepreneurs

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Infrastructure

Simplifying the approval process to benefit taxpayers, businesses and the environment

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REGULATORY 101: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAJOR RULES

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Unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. think they know how to run your life, and your small business, better than you do. This hubris is expensive. Regulations that increase red tape and impose expensive burdens cost our economy about $1.9 trillion in 2015 – far exceeding the $1.5 trillion that Americans paid in individual income tax that year. Moreover, the federal regulatory state now touches every aspect of ordinary life. Take a stand and oppose unnecessary red tape.

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Regulations Affect Every Aspect of Ordinary Life

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.

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How Many Regulations are Being Issued?

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.

Top Ten Most Expensive Regulations

Regulations that increase red tape and impose expensive burdens on small businesses cost our economy about 1.9 trillion dollars annually. The cost of federal regulations amounted to $1.886 trillion in 2015 – far exceeding the $1.478 trillion that Americans paid in individual income taxes that year.

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