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.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.