By Washington Post

With a Republican president in the White House who prides himself on cutting regulations, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took a far different tack on Tuesday, robustly defending government rules as essential to the well-being of Americans.

In a speech, Warren called his deregulatory agenda a corrupt boon to corporate interests and argued that well-crafted rules foster consumer protection, workplace safety and a better environment.

“Don’t tell me that all rules do is restrict freedom,” Warren said in a speech delivered at Georgetown Law School. “Good rules empower people to live, work and do business freely and safely. … Government matters, and we cannot be afraid to say so.”

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