Center for Regulatory Solutions

February 1st, 2017 by

    by Raymond J. Keating- From start to finish, for eight years, President Barack Obama has harmed the business environment with its regulatory policies – and that was particularly the case toward energy production. It seems that any roadblock or hindrance that could be erected toward the use and production of carbon-based energy was […]

January 28th, 2017 by

By Raymond Keating- Imposing additional regulatory costs on entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and banks was a hallmark of the Obama administration. Early signs from the Trump administration point to a major shift in direction on regulatory policy. My recent report on regulation – Regulation: Costs, Incentives, and the Need for Reform — included assessments of regulation […]

December 19th, 2016 by

Small businesses want their voices to be heard by Raymond J. Keating- Under President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seriously ramped up its regulatory activity, which has threatened and negatively impacted small businesses, investment, economic growth and job creation. President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt signals a potential sea […]

December 19th, 2016 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan addresses the costly consequences of “midnight regulations” for small businesses in a December 19 Op-ed in the Morning Consult. Kerrigan points out that it’s not new for Administrations to push through last-minute regulations at the end of their terms, but additional last-minute rules in the current era is […]

December 10th, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses issued the following statement regarding U.S. Senate passage last evening, by unanimous consent, of H.R. 3784, the “Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Advocate Act.” According to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, a voice […]

December 8th, 2016 by

SBE Council Entrepreneur-in-Residence Kristie Arslan discusses how regulation can exacerbate uncertainty, and surprise small business owners with new costs and red tape in this article.  The piece specifically focuses on “midnight regulations,” the term given to the surge of new rules that are pushed through at the end of an Administration. Like other Administrations, Obama’s […]

December 5th, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House unanimously passed the “Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act” (H.R. 6427) by a vote of 391-2 on the evening of December 5, an important bill to improve the operation of U.S. capital markets and strengthen capital formation and access for entrepreneurs and small businesses. […]

December 5th, 2016 by

To view the list of 380 co-signors to the letter, please click here.  

October 27th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Congress may have left town but federal regulators remain hard at work in Washington. They never seem to take a break, and that certainly was the case on October 27 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new “privacy rules.” Privacy is good right? Of course it is. And therein lies […]

October 19th, 2016 by

For Immediate Release                                                            SBE Council Releases Report on the Roots of Government Over-Regulation, and the Impact on Small Business and the Economy Washington, D.C. – The Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS), a project of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), released a report today – titled “Regulation: Costs, Incentives, […]

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