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Chabot Supports BRICK Act to Protect Small Business Owners in the Brick, Clay and Tile Industries

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Washington, March 8, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act:

“As Chairman of the Committee on Small Business, I continue to hear from small business owners all across America that compliance with regulations is one of the greatest challenges they face.  The regulation at issue in the BRICK Act is one such regulation that is estimated to cost the industry $100 million to comply. I support this bill because it would provide crucial relief to America’s brick, clay, and tile industries, the majority of which are small businesses. We should always remember that small businesses create about 7 out of every 10 new jobs in America. The last time a regulation like this was finalized, a federal court vacated the rule, but by then most brick makers had already undertaken expensive compliance measures that could not be reversed. The BRICK Act ensures that small business owners do not have to worry about spending millions of dollars to comply with a regulation that may well be thrown out of court again.”

This week Chairman Chabot chaired a hearing on how regulatory reform efforts are providing regulatory relief to small businesses. He also spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 1917.

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