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Regulation/Deregulation


Deregulation of the airlines, railways, trucking, energy and telecommunications industries have all provided significant benefits to consumers and the economy as a whole.  These efforts all had some degree of bipartisan support. 


This section of the Platform focuses on two areas of the Regulation/Deregulation debate: 1) Regulation and the Financial Markets and 2) Regulation and Consumer Protection. We recognize that regulation is a much broader topic but these two issues are the most controversial ones at the moment.