Rand Paul Supports Cutting Regulations and Allowing Businesses to Flourish

Fighting burdensome federal regulations has become a centerpiece of my time in the Senate.

Few states have been hit as hard by President Obama’s regulation-happy EPA than Kentucky.  We cannot allow this to continue.

If we want to create a dynamic, healthy economy with jobs and opportunity for all, we must cut back on unnecessary regulations that tie up American business.

As a U.S. Senator, my goal has always been to find a balance between environmental, safety and health protection without compromising the ability of small businesses to flourish.


Unelected bureaucrats should not have the power to enact regulations that affect the lives of everyday Americans.  Nowhere in the Constitution is there authorization for an unelected “Fourth Branch” of government.

But growing regulatory requirements are crushing small businesses who just don’t have the resources big businesses have at their disposal.

Whether it’s ObamaCare or EPA regulations, cutting red tape and opening the regulatory process to scrutiny is an important step in holding government accountable to all Americans.

As your Senator, I proudly introduced the Regulations from the Executive Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.  This legislation is designed to increase accountability for and transparency in the Federal regulatory process, by effectively requiring congressional authorization for all but the most minor regulatory changes.

As a U.S. Senator, I will continue to fight against burdensome regulations that are holding back the American economy and ingenuity.

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