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Kerrigan in The Hill: Congress Has an Opportunity to Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses

By at 16 May, 2017, 10:48 pm

In a May 16 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan outlines the need for regulatory relief for small businesses and highlights one important bill that will give entrepreneurs and their workforce real protection and a voice in the regulatory process: The Small Business Regulatory Improvements Act, S. 584.

Senator James Lankford’s bill is being marked up by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) on May 17, and Kerrigan asserts that Senators who claim to support measures that will relieve small businesses from excessive red tape, need to get behind this important bill and send it to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

As Kerrigan notes in the piece:

The improvements that Sen. Lankford’s bill brings to the regulatory process would make a real difference for small businesses, entrepreneurship and economic growth in America. The general principles of the legislation align closely with President Obama’s executive order on improving regulation and regulatory review. In other words, the bill’s provisions are non-controversial and non-partisan.

Read Kerrigan’s full Op-Ed here.

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