Week Ahead for the House Small Business Committee: September 16-20

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Washington, Sep 13, 2013 | comments

Committee to Hold Markup of Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, Hearing on Importance of Education for Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of September 16, 2013:

On Wednesday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m., the House Small Business Committee will conduct a markup of the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013 (H.R. 2542). The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) of 1980 requires federal agencies to assess the economic impact of their regulations on small businesses, and if the impact is significant, consider alternatives that are less burdensome before the rule is finalized. The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013 would ensure careful consideration of the consequences of rulemaking by removing loopholes that agencies have used to avoid compliance with the RFA.

“Small business owners consistently cite compliance with government regulations as one of the biggest concerns facing them today. Not all regulations are bad, but many can be unnecessarily burdensome,” said Chairman Graves. “Because small businesses bear a regulatory cost that is much higher than the cost of compliance for large businesses, the government should closely examine the impacts of a regulation before it is finalized. The Regulatory Flexibility Act is good policy to help protect small businesses from overly burdensome regulations, but federal agencies should comply with it and be held accountable for their actions.”

On Thursday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m., the Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, under the chairmanship of Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), will conduct a hearing titled Private Sector Initiatives to Educate Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. The purpose of the hearing is to shed light on private sector efforts to educate small business owners and entrepreneurs.

“Small businesses are responsible for over two-thirds of new job creation in the United States. To remain competitive in today’s challenging business environment, it is important that entrepreneurs have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to adjust to the steep learning curve that comes with owning a business,” said Rep. Rice. “I look forward to hearing about some of the private sector initiatives assisting our job creators.” 

Watch both hearings live HERE.

Event Details
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m. EDT
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
Small Business Committee
Markup of Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013 (H.R. 2542)

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EDT
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
Private Sector Initiatives to Educate Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

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