Competition & Regulatory Policy

January 20th, 2022 by

“So, fingers crossed,” says SBE Council’s Kerrigan. For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act” (S.2992), a bill that includes a mish-mash of regulatory and anti-trust provisions that will have consequences – both intended and unintended – on small businesses, innovation, U.S. […]

January 19th, 2022 by

  The Honorable Dick Durbin                             The Honorable Chuck Grassley Chairman                                                         Ranking Member Senate Judiciary Committee                            Senate Judiciary Committee United States Senate                  […]

January 19th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER BY KAREN KERRIGAN –  Our latest survey in partnership with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) reports that small business owners want President Biden and Congress to focus, focus, focus on policies that promote economic recovery: 41% of small business owners (SBOs) say economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic should be one […]

January 12th, 2022 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced it would soon markup the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S.2992), an intrusive regulatory bill that aims to vastly alter the business models and services of certain “big tech” companies. If enacted, according to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council […]

December 30th, 2021 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – Americans and our economy, along with the rest of the world, were hit by what proved to be a deadly pandemic in early 2020. That was nearly two years ago, and more than 821,000 lives have been lost due to COVID-19 in the U.S. alone (according to […]

December 23rd, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On November 30th, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) announced it had directed Facebook parent company Meta to sell Giphy in the UK, a platform for sharing animated images, asserting that the acquisition could reduce competition among social media platforms.  Meta agreed to acquire New York-based […]

December 21st, 2021 by

  “…the Platform Competition and Opportunity Act is of great concern. By severely restricting and even potentially banning the acquisition of startups by larger companies, the legislation will profoundly undermine the incentive for entrepreneurs to take the personal and financial risk of launching a new company, and short-circuit the process by which value-creating innovation helps […]

December 16th, 2021 by

(Excerpt from the Alibaba Insights newsletter) At a recent event in Washington, DC, industry experts held a panel on the growing opportunities for U.S. businesses in China as they look to recover from the pandemic. ‍Steve Clemons, The Hill’s editor-at-large, moderated the panel, and was joined by Frank Lavin, former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International […]

December 13th, 2021 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating and Karen Kerrigan – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), headed up by its hyper-regulatory chair, Lina Khan, appears to have embarked on some fishing expeditions for President Biden. This activity coincides with the President’s drop in favorability and as the public is losing confidence in his leadership on […]

November 19th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – In early November, two very different U.S. senators came together to propose “big tech” legislation. The “Platform Competition and Opportunity Act,” cosponsored by U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), would undermine not only U.S. firms that rank as global technology leaders, but also entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors […]

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