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Comments on Rules and Regs

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(REG-134417-13), Room 5205 Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20224   Re: Comments on Draft Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities Dear Commissioner Koskinen: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council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 […]


ObamaCare Employer Mandate: SBE Council Signs Joint Comments with Coalition of Small Business Groups

By at 18 March, 2013, 8:56 am

CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-138006-12) Internal Revenue Service Room 5203, POB 7604 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 Submitted Electronically: Re: Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage, Proposed Rule These comments are submitted to the Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), pursuant to Section 4980H (§4980H) Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage, Proposed […]


Comment Filing With FCC Regarding “Next Generation High-Speed Internet Protocol (IP) Broadband Networks

By at 28 January, 2013, 10:11 am

Filed on: January 28, 2013 SBE Council joined the National Association For Moms in Business (NAFMIB), and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) in filing comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of AT&T’s Petition to Launch a Proceeding Concerning the TDM-to-IP Transition.  SBE Council fully endorses this effort to promote the necessary national […]


Comments on DOE Study: “Macroeconomic Impacts of LNG Exports from the United States”

By at 23 January, 2013, 9:33 am

January 23, 2013   Comments To: U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C.   20585 Via email:   From: Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council   Re: 2012 LNG Export Study   On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), we are filing these comments […]


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