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Improving Small Business Input on Federal Regulations: Ideas for Congress and a New Administration

Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD 342



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Agenda

During the 114th Congress, the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management held multiple hearings examining many aspects of the regulatory process. Continuing that effort in the 115th Congress, it is important to examine how the requirements contained in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and other statutes that guide regulatory procedures that impact small businesses and their ability to give input on proposed regulations.

The hearing examined how agencies consider the impact of regulations on small businesses, whether the requirements contained in the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act are adequate to address small business concerns, and steps that Congress and the new Administration should take to ensure that small businesses are able to contribute to the rulemaking process in a meaningful way.  

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