CEI’s free market policy agenda for the incoming Trump administration is aimed at strengthening the economy and removing barriers to economic freedom in five key policy areas: comprehensive regulatory reform, energy and environment, labor, finance, and technology and innovation. From replacing key agency heads to overturning burdensome regulations, CEI’s recommendations offer actions federal departments and agencies can pursue immediately to promote innovation, job creation, and financial freedom for all Americans.
Many of our nation’s laws give broad discretion to federal regulators to force sweeping change over vast swaths of the American economy. In the last 15 years, we have seen fundamental overhauls of major economic sectors: the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley financial services “reform” law, the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, and restrictions on affordable energy sources. For those Americans who are struggling financially, the need for regulatory reform has never been greater. Instead of chipping away at the margins, CEI believes we need substantial reforms that rein in federal bureaucrats so that our economy, and ultimately American consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs, can benefit and make real progress toward prosperity.
“Too much power in the executive branch is the path to tyranny, and too little oversight has brought regulatory burdens on many Americans,” said CEI President Kent Lassman. “The time is ripe for reining in federal agencies and encouraging the economic freedom that leads to wealth generation that benefits all Americans.”
- First Steps for the Trump Administration: Rein in the Regulatory State
Free-market reforms to revive the U.S. economy’s wealth-creating potential
- First Steps for the Trump Administration: Champion Affordable Energy
Free-market reforms to protect the environment and promote plentiful, reliable energy
- First Steps for the Trump Administration: Unleash America’s Labor Force
Free-market reforms to get Americans back to work
- First Steps for the Trump Administration: Restore Financial Freedom
Free-market reforms to improve financial opportunities for all Americans
- First Steps for the Trump Administration: Support Technology, Innovation
Free-market reforms to foster frontier technologies