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Department of Energy Comments on LNG Export Decisions

By at 21 July, 2014, 9:47 am

Comments on: Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions by:  Raymond J. Keating, Chief Economist Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council/Center for Regulatory Solutions U.S. Department of Energy July 21, 2014   My name is Raymond J. Keating, and I serve as chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, which is a nonpartisan, nonprofit […]


Comments to FCC: Protecting and Promoting an Open Internet

By at 10 July, 2014, 10:47 pm

Via Electronic Submission Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission Office of the Secretary 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554   RE: Protecting and Promoting an Open Internet, GN Docket No. 14-28 Preserving the Open Internet, GN Docket No. 10-127   Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE […]


National Regulatory Fairness Hearing 2014

By at 25 June, 2014, 2:39 pm

Comments During the 2014 National Regulatory Fairness Hearing   by Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and The Center for Regulatory Solutions   Hearing Hosted by National Ombudsman U.S. Small Business Administration   Environmental Protection Agency William Jefferson Clinton East Building 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1153 Washington, DC 20460   […]


Comments to FCC on Donor/Member Disclosure When Filing Comments

By at 31 March, 2014, 4:44 pm

Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 RE: GN Docket No. 14-25   Dear Ms. Dortch, Our organizations share and support the Federal Communications Commission’s goal of improving the agency to operate in the most effective, efficient and transparent way possible, as outlined in the February 14, 2014 […]


SBE Council Comments on Proposed IRS Regulations, re: Social Welfare Organizations (501c4) and Candidate-Related Political Activities

By at 27 February, 2014, 6:11 pm

The Honorable John A. Koskinen Commissioner of Internal Revenue CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-134417-13), Room 5205 Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20224   Re: Comments on Draft Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities Dear Commissioner Koskinen: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) respectfully submits comments on the Notice […]


Comments on SEC’s Proposed Title III Crowdfunding Regulations

By at 3 February, 2014, 5:24 pm

SBE Council filed comments with the SEC on proposed regulations to establish the framework for investment crowdfunding. SBE Council recommended changes that better align the proposed rules with the underlying purpose of the JOBS Act, which is to enable entrepreneurs the opportunity to efficiently access startup and growth capital. A PDF copy of SBE Council’s […]


EPA Comments: Proposal to Reduce Ethanol Blend for Renewable Fuel Standard in 2014

By at 27 January, 2014, 2:59 pm

Air and Radiation Docket Environmental Protection Agency Mailcode 2822T 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Re: 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0479 Waiver Request for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0747 Submitted by email to On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council […]


FCC: SBE Council Supports Verizon’s Voice Link Investment in Areas Impacted by “Sandy”

By at 31 July, 2013, 11:23 am

July 29, 2013 Ms. Marlene Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Section 63.71 Application of Verizon New York Inc. and Verizon New Jersey Inc. WC Docket No. 13-150 and Comp. Pol. File No. 1115 Dear Ms. Dortch: Access to innovative communications technologies is no longer a luxury for […]


SBE Council Comments on Tax Reform to Working Groups in the U.S. House

By at 15 April, 2013, 9:28 am

Tax Reform Working Groups Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives April 15, 2013 On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and our 100,000 members and supporters nationwide, I am writing to provide comments to the Tax Reform Working Groups on the effort to reform our nation’s tax system. […]


Statement for the Record on Small Business Tax Reform

By at 12 April, 2013, 9:13 am

On April 10, 2013 the House Small Business Committee hosted a hearing on small business tax reform and heard from a variety of witnesses, including Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), who reviewed the small business discussion draft released by the  bipartisan working group on tax reform.  SBE Council provided comments for the record […]


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