Friends of Manufacturing

It's Time to Rethink Regulations


Regulations are necessary to keep workplaces and employees safe, protect consumers, ensure a level playing field for all businesses, protect our environment and much more. But recently, the federal government has gone overboard, saddling Americans with thousands upon thousands of pages of red tape each year. The result? $4 trillion taken out of our economy each and every year, resources that manufacturers could use to grow their businesses and put more Americans to work.

Far too often regulations are duplicative, unnecessarily complex and fail to take into account the views of local communities being regulated. More and more, these rules that impact all Americans’ individual and professional lives (and often contain criminal penalties for even honest mistakes) are written not by Congress, but by government agencies that are not held accountable by the American public.


Our nation’s regulatory system is the prime example of unelected, unaccountable Washington bureaucrats thinking they know better than their local communities. But that can all change this year. President Trump and Congressional leaders have promised to move quickly to remove unnecessary and overzealous regulatory burdens so manufacturers can do what we do best: make the best products in the world and create new jobs for America’s working families.

Manufacturing in America needs better regulations that are stable and balanced to create jobs and fuel economic growth. And it’s critical that we have transparency to make sure that health and safety, not politics, are the main factor in any new regulations. Help us support regulatory reforms that finally take politics out of policy and remove barriers to economic growth.

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About Friends of Manufacturing

Friends of Manufacturing knows the vital role that manufacturing plays in each and every community, big or small, throughout the United States.  We believe that everyone, from the machine operator, to the small business owner, to the millions of Americans who want to make Manufacturing in America everything it can be, should have a say in government policies that affect their livelihood.  We’ll let you know when issues that are critical to our well-being are being debated in Washington. And we’ll let you know what you can do about it.  With your help, we can make Manufacturing in America as strong as it can be, for our communities, for our workers, and for our future.