Competition & Regulatory Policy

December 14th, 2023 by

Comments before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554   In the matter of: Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet WC Docket No. 23–320   Comments of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council December 14, 2023   The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is pleased to submit comments on the Notice of Proposed […]

November 28th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER The federal regulatory agencies are humming with costly ideas and proposals. From raising bank capital standards that would further tighten capital access for small businesses to special interest regulation benefitting labor union bosses (not workers), federal regulators are busy pushing burdensome rules and red tape that will disproportionately hit small businesses. SBE […]

November 14th, 2023 by

By Karen Kerrigan – In 2022, U.S. small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) sold more than 4.1 billion products on Amazon. SMB sales made up 60% of total Amazon sales. According to SBE Council’s most recent Small Business Checkup Survey Q3, 22% of small businesses reported that they sell on Amazon, and these small sellers report […]

November 2nd, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Regulatory costs are enormous, and negatively impact every person in the nation. At the same time, since most regulatory costs are hidden from consumers, these burdens are more insidious than, for example, various taxes that people can more plainly see. Therefore, politicians are far more apt to take credit for […]

October 23rd, 2023 by

The Honorable Gina Raimondo Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20230 Dear Secretary Raimondo: We, the undersigned advocates for responsible government, write to express our concern with the Biden Administration’s blatant disregard for Congressional intent in its attempts to impose price controls on broadband Internet access service. These […]

October 17th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The activist stance by the Biden administration (along with assorted Members of Congress, as well as the previous Trump administration) on antitrust – through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and in particular the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the leadership of Lina Khan (as well as via various proposed legislation) […]

September 28th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Activist antitrust regulators have resorted to creating distortive, extremely narrow, unrelated-to-economic-reality market definitions to claim that a business is a monopoly. That is, exclude as much of the actual market as possible to artificially jack up the targeted company’s market share, and then move to hyper-regulate that company as a […]

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. […]

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