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Sean Hackbarth

Sean Hackbarth standing in front of oil pumps near Baker, Montana.
Senior Editor, Digital Content

Sean has written for various Chamber properties since 2012. In 1999, Sean launched a “weblog” and never looked back, becoming a self-proclaimed pioneer of the medium. At the Chamber, he writes about public policies affecting businesses including energy, health care, and regulations. When not battling those making it harder for American businesses to succeed, Sean raves about all things Wisconsin (his home state), religiously follows the Green Bay Packers, and posts food pictures to Instagram. In addition, Sean may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with Canadian power trio Rush.

Latest Content

Prime Minister Abe Praises U.S.-Japan Alliance as Key to Prosperity and Growth

Abe met with Congressional and business leaders at the U.S. Chamber.

Here’s How Obamacare’s Devastating Medical Device Tax Killed 28,000 Jobs

The tax went into effect in 2013 but was suspended in December 2015.

Congress Rolls Back Energy and Federal Contractor Regulations

Congress is rolling back some of the regulatory red tape created by the Obama administration.

Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can disapprove of regulations that have been finalized in the last 60 days Congress has been in session. When the resolutions of disapproval are signed by the president, they’re taken off the books.

Early in this session Congress has jumped right in working to relieve some regulatory burdens on businesses.