ON-Lion Letter

In January, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in Washington, D.C., released a reform-driven agenda for the 114th Congress, identifying eight economic issues in dire need of help from lawmakers.  CEI's Free to Prosper agenda recommends policy ideas that would release innovators, entrepreneurs, and other hardworking Americans from bureaucrats' regulatory squeeze, and still advance health, safety, efficiency, and long-term economic growth.

"The choice is not between regulating and not regulating, but rather expanding opportunities and access to capital for all Americans instead of hindering them with a massive, regulatory burden imposed by Washington,” according to CEI president Lawson Bader.

"CEI has more than 30 years of institutional knowledge about the effects of well-intentioned but poorly planned economic regulations," said Bader.  "The hidden and growing regulatory state deserves more attention and CEI's agenda puts Congress back in the driver's seat to create real regulatory reform, stemming the executive branch’s ever-increasing overreach."

CEI's congressional agenda focuses on eight issues with policies specific to this Congress:  reforming regulations and agency oversight; banking and finance; affordable energy; protecting the environment; labor and employment; food, drugs, and consumer products; technology and telecommunications; and transportation.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports CEI.

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