Informed debates on regulatory issues must include the perspectives of those who benefit from strong and effective public protections — as well as those who suffer as a result of deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and non-enforcement.
Regulatory successes and deregulatory failures powerfully affect the lives of American workers and families as well as businesses and communities throughout the nation. These are their stories.
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On Oct. 4, 2002, I lost my only child, 15-year-old daughter Jamie, in a rollover SUV crash in Dundee, Florida. Jamie, an energetic and outgoing high school sophomore, was riding in the front passenger seat of a 1995 Chevy Blazer when the 16-year-old driver looked over her right shoulder to… Continue Reading
Ten years ago, a motorcoach carrying my son David and the rest of his Bluffton University baseball team plunged off an interstate overpass onto a highway 20 feet below just outside Atlanta. The team was heading to Florida for a game. Seven were killed, including David. He was just 20…. Continue Reading
Dear Senators, I am a life-long Republican in the mold of Vice President Mike Pence; I am a Christian first, I am a conservative second, and finally a Republican. I am strongly prolife and I am very pleased that President Trump is also committed to the lives of unborn babies…. Continue Reading
On Oct. 19, 2002, my wife Leslie and I soon learned the hardest lesson we will ever learn. It was 9:30 p.m., and Leslie and I had returned from dinner with friends. My two-year-old son Cameron had been put to bed, but when we returned, Cameron heard our voices and… Continue Reading
U.S. veteran Paul A. Schwarz, Jr. died from eating a piece of cantaloupe in a fruit cup—all because of a lack of food-safety protections. The Regulatory Accountability Act would block protections that might have saved his life. Read more at Natural Resources Defense Council.
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About the Story Types
Agency Failures: Stories of agencies, commissions and departments that have failed to do their job.
Agency Successes: Stories of agencies, commissions and departments that are succeeding and demonstrating leadership in protecting the public.
Disaster Stories: Stories of major disasters that have resulted from deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and non-enforcement.
Personal Beneficiaries: Stories of individuals and who have benefited from strong and effective regulation.
Playing by the Rules: Stories of individuals and businesses who have succeeded by respecting the regulatory process or by innovating in response to higher standards.
Success Stories: Stories involving regulations, rules and safeguards that are protecting the public, working and benefiting society.
Victims & Warning Signs: Stories involving deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and non-enforcement that could lead to more serious problems down the road.
Witnesses to Disaster: Stories of individuals who were witnesses to or victims of corporate wrongdoing, deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation or non-enforcement.