Lending his voice to a familiar Republican attack on the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda, he referred to “an explosion of regulations” to drive home the point that “there are more regulations in the pipeline than exist.”
He called for “significant” regulatory and legal reforms and said that a union-tilted National Labor Relations Board, the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would add up to a “big drag on our economy.”
Chamber critics, including Public Citizen, ChamberWatch and other liberal groups, held a conference call on the eve of Donohue’s address to berate the organization for advancing the interests of a few powerful corporations instead of what the Occupy Wall Street movement has dubbed “the 99 percent.”
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.