Center for Regulatory Solutions

September 13th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Government regulations always hit smaller businesses much harder – including by discouraging new entrants into the regulated industry – than their larger competitors. That goes for regulating the financial industry as well, such as via the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law. Perhaps the most glaring problem with the Dodd-Frank law is […]

August 11th, 2017 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan– The National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB’s) “joint employer” standard issued under the Obama Administration has been a big headache and source of uncertainty for many small businesses.  SBE Council has repeatedly pointed out the harm the new standard has imposed on U.S. entrepreneurship, small business franchising, and any small […]

July 27th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On July 26th, the American Consumer Institute hosted a panel discussion titled “Can TV White Spaces Close the Digital Divide?” in the Russell Senate Office Building. I was fortunate to be invited as a panelist, alongside Graham Dufault, director of government affairs at ACT (The App Association), Tom Struble, tech policy […]

July 16th, 2017 by

Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission Office of the Secretary 445 12th Street,  SW Washington, DC   20554 Via Electronic Submission RE: Restoring Internet Freedom, WC Docket No. 17-108 Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am writing to express our full support of Federal Communication Commission […]

July 14th, 2017 by

Comments on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs Re: Regulatory Burden Reduction RFI Submitted to the U.S Department of Energy   Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council   On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am writing on the matter of reducing unnecessary regulation and controlling […]

July 8th, 2017 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On June 29 at the Department of Energy, President Trump’s cabinet members and key advisors touted important steps the Administration has taken, and will be taking, to leverage our nation’s technological know-how, vast natural resources, and human capital to drive the next era in American energy – one that President Trump says […]

June 15th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small businesses always face a tough time in gaining access to credit. But it’s been particularly difficult over the past near-decade, given the recession, the poor economic recovery, and excessive and costly regulation on financial institutions. That has been made clear in various SBE Council analyses – such as here, here […]

June 9th, 2017 by

Small businesses overwhelmingly populate key energy sectors, and the positive news and policy trends will continue to fuel growth by Raymond J. Keating- In an April analysis, SBE Council noted recent reports spelling out some good news on the energy front thanks to investment and innovation in that sector. Since that analysis, there have been […]

June 6th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- If Members of Congress are serious about supporting small business, then they need to vote in favor of the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10). The legislation will be voted on this week by the U.S. House of Representatives. Regulatory Modernization and Sanity The CHOICE Act would bring regulatory relief […]

May 26th, 2017 by

Delivers Important Floor Speech on S. 584 On May 25, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate urging his colleagues to pursue regulatory reform and pass the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (S.584) to remove unnecessary burdens on small businesses. Lankford also discussed the broken budget process.  SBE […]

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