Competition & Regulatory Policy

September 26th, 2023 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2023 Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s announcement that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing Amazon on antitrust grounds, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) issued a response to Chair Lina Khan’s fervent chase in fulfilling her longstanding and uninformed bias against the company, and […]

September 25th, 2023 by

Jessica Looman Principal Deputy Administrator Wage and Hour Division Department of Labor Room S-3502 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20210 RE: Extension Request for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees” (RIN 1235-AA39) Dear Principal Deputy Administrator Looman: The Partnership to Protect Workplace […]

September 20th, 2023 by

In a TippsInsights blog post, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reports on the latest “Small Business Check Up Survey Q3” and points out that Amazon small business sellers are quite worried about potential Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action that would impose “structural remedies” on (and possibly break up) Amazon, according to the survey. […]

September 18th, 2023 by

RE: Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) on Draft Merger Guidelines – FTC-2023-0043 The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is pleased to provide comments to the FTC and DOJ on the Draft Merger guidelines. SBE Council is an advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small […]

September 17th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Government regulators “throwing the dice” on an ideological crusade? What could possibly go wrong? That’s what the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) attack on Amazon amounts to in the end. And its previous (and likely continuous) attacks on U.S. technology leaders and big companies that plan to merge with, or acquire, […]

September 5th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – According to its economically baseless assumption that “big” equates with “bad” when it comes to business, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) apparently seems bent on breaking up the online retailer Amazon. In her effort to distort economic reality to fit her assumptions, FTC Chair Lina Khan pushes […]

August 28th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The current Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) most assuredly don’t like mergers and acquisitions (M&A). That, of course, lines up with their regulatory crusade against “big business” in general. This political bias, unshackled from any kind of sound economics, has repeatedly been made clear via assorted […]

July 19th, 2023 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) released newly proposed merger guidelines today, which the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) said would toss out a highly successful system that has fueled U.S. innovation, investment and our world-renowned startup ecosystem with a bewildering and […]

July 17th, 2023 by

by Karen Kerrigan – Even with her perfect loss record in challenging mergers (zero for 4) and a host of questionable management concerns that House Judiciary Committee members highlighted during an oversight hearing on July 13, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan brazenly claimed success and waved off her legal actions and decisions as […]

July 13th, 2023 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will conduct an oversight hearing of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the leadership of Chairperson Lina Khan, who is expected to appear before the committee. Over the course of her tenure, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has expressed […]

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