Center for Regulatory Solutions

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 […]

May 23rd, 2017 by

BY KAREN KERRIGAN- There’s been some important progress on small business regulatory reform on Capitol Hill, and SBE Council continues to make its voice heard within the federal agencies. Indeed, SBE Council’s agenda is moving forward as our staff and leaders regularly meet with the President’s team and federal officials, providing input on issues as well […]

May 12th, 2017 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On May 8th, fourteen female United States Senators signed a letter addressed to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai that essentially expressed opposition to his announcement to reform excessive regulations on broadband service and the internet. They claim Chairman Pai’s initiative would have a negative impact on women-owned businesses across the […]

May 11th, 2017 by

           Weigh in to Reduce Red Tape! By Karen Kerrigan- President Trump has issued various executive orders on reforming and streamlining the federal regulatory system. This is a critical issue for small businesses and entrepreneurship, and a top concern for business owners. The cost and burden of regulation disproportionately impacts small firms and remains a […]

May 9th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Federal Reserve released its latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices on May 8, which looks at “changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months.” A few key points regarding small business: Easing Terms […]

April 20th, 2017 by

NEWS For Immediate Release                                                            Washington, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) urged the commissioners of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to support a proposal directed at the Business Data Services market, via a March 30 draft report and order, which is scheduled to be voted on by […]

April 19th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- When discussing broadband services and public policy, it’s apparently too much to expect that a basic understanding of economics and markets will provide a foundation from which to proceed. That was most recently evident in a New York Times op-ed written by Susan Crawford, a law professor at Harvard, which amounts […]

April 12th, 2017 by

  Second in a Two-Part Series by Raymond J. Keating- The emphasis on the regulatory front has switched dramatically in a short period of time. During the Obama administration, the default was to increase regulation – in fact, it was eight years of hyper-regulation. Part of that hyper-regulation was passage of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory […]

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