Comments on Rules and Regs

September 4th, 2015 by

On September 4, 2015, SBE Council joined the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunities to co-sign comments to DoL that detailed the concerns, unintended consequences and impact of radically changing overtime rules. The comments can be accessed here.

July 22nd, 2015 by

Office of Regulations and Interpretations Office of Exemption Determinations Employee Benefits Security Administration U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20210 Re: Definition of the Term “Fiduciary” (RIN 1210-AB32); Best Interest Contract Exemption (ZRIN 1210-ZA25)   To Whom It May Concern: As representatives of small businesses that sponsor retirement plans or offer retirement […]

May 19th, 2015 by

By e-mail: Office of Regulations and Interpretations Employee Benefits Security Administration Attn: Conflict of Interest Rule Room N-5655 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 Re: Comment Period for Definition of the Term “Fiduciary”, RIN 1210-AB32   Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council […]

March 23rd, 2015 by

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  Proposal Regarding Prepaid Accounts  On March 23, 2015, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) joined a coalition of groups to comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) proposal regarding prepaid accounts. In the letter, it was emphasized that payroll cards are beneficial for both employers and employees, therefore […]

January 29th, 2015 by

by Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and the Center for Regulatory Solutions   Public Hearing Environmental Protection Agency William Jefferson Clinton East Building 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1153 Washington, DC 20460   January 29, 2015   My name is Raymond J. Keating, and I serve as chief economist for […]

December 1st, 2014 by

Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Washington, DC 20460 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING   RE:  Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602 Dear Administrator McCarthy: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and the Center for Regulatory Solutions, I am submitting these comments on EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan to […]

November 17th, 2014 by

Lisa C. Tracy Acting Director Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34) Office of Oil and Gas Global Security Office of Fossil Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20585 Via electronic mail: RE: FE Docket No. 14-96-LNG   Dear Acting Director Tracy: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE […]

November 14th, 2014 by

SBE Council joined comments filed by a coalition of organizations in opposition to the “Waters of the U.S.” regulation proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corp of Engineer. This controversial proposal extends federal control of bodies of water beyond “navigatable,” and would regulate even temporary “bodies” of water such as those formed in […]

October 30th, 2014 by

Marilyn Tavenner Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244   Dear Administrator Tavenner: On September 18, at the Government Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, you committed to not resurrect policies included in the 2015 Medicare […]

October 30th, 2014 by

      Marlene Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C.  20554 Via ECFS   RE:     Notice of ex parte presentation             Protecting and Promoting an Open Internet, GN Docket 14-28             Access to Affordable Broadband and Competitive Choices             AT&T-DIRECT TV Transaction, MB Docket No. 14-90    Dear Ms. […]

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