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Small Business Committee Encourages Administration to Nominate Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the SBA

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Washington, August 3, 2017 | Sarah Althouse (202-225-5821) | comments

WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to President Trump praising his Administration’s efforts to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses and encouraging him to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy.

                                 

The Committee wrote, “To continue your progress in easing the regulatory burden on the economy, we urge you to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the United States Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy (Office of Advocacy).  The Office of Advocacy is the “independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics.”

 

 “The Office of Advocacy has already been assisting with regulatory reform by using its expertise to hold regional regulatory roundtables across the country to hear from small businesses facing regulatory burdens. These efforts would be enhanced if the Office of Advocacy had a Chief Counsel in place who could provide clear direction on regulatory reform and appoint regional advocates who will assist in outreach efforts out in the field,” the Committee concluded.

 

The Small Business Committee Majority signed the letter in support and the entire text of the letter can be found HERE.

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