Regulatory Reform

Adopted and implemented correctly, regulatory oversight can boost competition and make markets more effective for everyday people. Unfortunately, some regulations can impose obstacles to new businesses, running the risk of stifling growth and limiting entrepreneurial opportunities. In many cases, regulatory oversight protects middle class Americans but still needs fine-tuning to operate more effectively. 

More on Regulatory Reform

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

Today, New Democrat Coalition Members sent a letter urging the House Rules Committee to adopt rules that will promote more bipartisanship and consensus building. This letter, led by New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair for Policy Coordination Derek Kilmer, outlines principles to restore the democratic process to give constituents a voice in our Nation’s Capital again.

May 23, 2018 Press Release

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement after the House voted 258-159 to pass S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act:  

Mar 6, 2018 Press Release

Today, New Democrat Coalition Members sent a letter to Secretary Elaine Chao urging her to take immediate action in implementing existing law to expedite project approvals. The U.S. Department of Transportation, with the support of Congress, has authority to take action on bipartisan streamlining reforms, yet the Department has not utilized the tools at its disposal to improve the federal permitting process and avoid duplicative efforts.

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

The New Democrat Coalition’s 21st Century Infrastructure Task Force, Co-Chaired by Reps. John Delaney, Elizabeth Esty, Stacey Plaskett, and Norma Torres, along with Chair Jim Himes, released the following statement on President Trump’s infrastructure plan: 

Jan 31, 2018 Press Release

Today, the New Democrat Coalition 21st Century Infrastructure Task Force, along with Chair Jim Himes, released a set of priorities to increase long-term federal investments in all types of infrastructure. We need to modernize America’s infrastructure, create an infrastructure bank, incentivize rebuilding communities of need, and encourage innovation and reform.

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

The New Democrat Coalition released a set of principles to increase long-term federal investments in infrastructure improvements. Infrastructure projects are consistently evaluated as the best return on government investments, and with all the devastation that many of our cities and towns have faced in recent weeks, infrastructure investment is more important now than ever.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

Today New Democrats voted against the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act undermines the power of agencies set up to enforce governmental regulations by requiring Congressional approval of all major rules. Instead of improving America’s regulatory environment, the bill will paralyze executive branch rule-making leading to inefficiency in government.  

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Earlier this week, members of the New Democrat Coalition Financial Services Task Force sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White to highlight areas of equity market structure that would benefit from empirically-driven reforms to enhance transparency for investors and better facilitate capital formation. The letter, led by Rep.

Mar 20, 2015 In the News
Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) spearheaded a letter with 71 of their colleagues – including 27 of their fellow New Democrat Coalition Members – urging President Obama to take action to address the backlog of green card applications to “improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants and provide a critical shot in the arm for innovation and job creation,” by fixing the green card backlog in the United States. The effort fits neatly into the Coalition’s aim of “Growing the Economy in Every Town and City” by ensuring that our country remains a magnet for the world’s top talent and a beacon of opportunity for the millions of others seeking to come here.
Mar 9, 2015 In the News

Some of the top thinkers in the Democratic Party have embraced the New Democrat Coalition’s pro-growth American Prosperity Agenda. From the leader once called “Bill Clinton’s idea mill” to the “radical centrists” striving to modernize the Democratic Party, leaders from throughout the center-left are saying that the Agenda represents the Party’s future: