Leading public policy and legal organizations join forces with Red Tape Rollback to roll back excessive federal regulations

RedTapeRollback.com, a project of Pacific Legal Foundation, today announced a new partnership with leading national public policy, legal, and research organizations.  They have all joined forces with Red Tape Rollback to rein in regulatory overreach by promoting creative new ideas regarding the use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn destructive and illegal regulations.

“Our nation is at a critical juncture. The time is now to work together to restore the democratic accountability the Framers knew was the best protection of individual liberty. With a new administration and Congress seeking ways to reverse years of overregulation, Red Tape Rollback is the leading edge of the movement to dismantle the administrative state. Coming together with such outstanding and influential organizations will fuel our aggressive attack on the administrative state and restore constitutional protections for liberty,” said Steven Anderson, President and CEO of Pacific Legal Foundation.

With more organizations to follow, these initial “founding” partners include The Club for Growth, The Heritage Foundation, The Buckeye Institute, and Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“The contributions our Red Tape Rollback founding partners have made and will continue to make to roll back harmful regulations are invaluable. The credibility of their research and educational outreach are unmatched. We are incredibly pleased and proud to include them as founding partners on developing RedTapeRollback.com and the larger Red Tape Rollback project,” said Todd Gaziano, Red Tape Rollback Project leader and Pacific Legal Foundation’s Senior Fellow in Constitutional Law.

The Club for Growth

“Congress should use the full force of the Congressional Review Act to eliminate as many unnecessary regulations as possible. That’s what Club for Growth President David McIntosh had in mind when he drafted the CRA as a member of Congress, and that’s exactly what RedTapeRollback.com can help accomplish.”
– Andy Roth, Vice President, Government Affairs

The Heritage Foundation 

“The Congressional Review Act gives Congress the ability, on a fast-track basis, to review and scuttle rules that, among other things, flunk any reasonable cost-benefit analysis, dampen economic growth, and kill jobs.  Congress can undo the so-called “Midnight Rules” that the last administration adopted after the November election, but it also can reach back to 1996 to nullify any rule that was never submitted to Congress, as the Congressional Review Act requires.  The act gives Congress and President Trump the opportunity to improve our economy and put people back to work.  RedTapeRollback.com will help keep readers informed about the effect of the Congressional Review Act, and it will give the public the opportunity to identify and submit rules that Congress might want to review and nullify.”
Paul Larkin, Senior Legal Research Fellow, Meese Centre for Legal and Judicial Studies, Institute for Constitutional Government

The Buckeye Institute

“In states across the country, the proliferation of problematic regulations has slowed economic growth, killed jobs, and oppressed small businesses and families. Ironically, we now know that the same Washington government agencies promulgating these onerous regulations did not follow the rules themselves. That ends today. The Buckeye Institute is proud to be a founding partner of the Red Tape Rollback project to ensure that the Congressional Review Act is vigorously enforced, agencies follow the rules that Congress put into place, and that job-killing and other harmful regulations are eliminated expeditiously.”
– Robert Alt, President and CEO, The Buckeye Institute.

Competitive Enterprise Institute

“CEI has been fighting for regulatory reform for over 30 years, so we’re especially happy to be joining the Pacific Legal Foundation’s new project to eliminate unlawfully imposed government rules and guidance. We have the best opportunity in a generation to reverse federal overreach, so we look forward to seeing Red Tape Rollback’s game-changing strategy in action.”
– Clyde Wayne Crews, Vice President for Policy.

More on PLF’s Red Tape Rollback Project may be found at: RedTapeRollback.com.

About Red Tape Rollback
Red Tape Rollback, an educational project of the Pacific Legal Foundation, is a multi-dimensional platform to educate and engage the public and policymakers about more powerful ways to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to rein in regulatory overreach and restore constitutional accountability over regulatory agencies.