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Committee Applauded for Approving EPA Science Transparency Bill

By at 24 June, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Burden of Proof on EPA to Share Science before Imposing Regulations   Washington, D.C.: Karen Kerrigan, president of the Center for Regulatory Solutions, a project of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, applauded the House Science Committee for approving H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, which prevents the Environmental Protection […]

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Court Delivers Partial Victory Striking Down EPA Carbon Mandates

By at 23 June, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Decision Should Help Clarify Permitting Requirements Washington, D.C.: Karen Kerrigan, President of the Center for Regulatory Solutions, a project of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision today to partially overturn EPA’s climate change mandates for stationary sources in Utility Air Regulatory […]

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CRS Applauds Judiciary Committee Passage of Rep. Jason Smith’s “SCRUB Act”

By at 18 June, 2014, 10:38 am

Judiciary Committee Passes Bill That Will Eliminate Costly, Outdated Regulations Washington, D.C.- The Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS), a project of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, congratulated Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) on the introduction of H.R. 4874, the “Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2014” (SCRUB Act) and expressed support […]

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CRS Releases Report on Administration’s Top Transparency Abuses

By at 16 June, 2014, 2:04 pm

Washington, D.C.: The Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS) released a report today highlighting a dozen significant transparency abuses committed by the Obama Administration. From withholding requested information from Congress, failing to publicize public meetings and transcripts to blocking Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, President Obama has failed to uphold his vow to run the “most […]

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Pro-Growth, Pro-Small Business Tax Reform Measure Passes the U.S. House

By at 13 June, 2014, 2:16 pm

Permanent Small Business Expensing Supported by Big Majority in House Washington, D.C. – On June 12, the U.S. House passed “America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014” with hefty bipartisan support (272-144). The legislation makes permanent the $500,000 Section 179 expensing level (and indexes for inflation.) The temporary limit expired at the end of […]

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Small Business Group Notes Urgency of Tax Measure to Encourage Investment

By at 28 May, 2014, 4:43 pm

SBE Council supports legislation to make bonus depreciation permanent Washington, D.C. – Today, Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) urged members of the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to support H.R. 4718, a bill to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation. The […]

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AT&T/SBE COUNCIL SURVEY FINDS MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES SAVING U.S. SMALL BUSINESSES MORE THAN $65 BILLION A YEAR¹

By at 14 May, 2014, 11:12 am

For more information, contact: Allison Olson, AT&T Corporate Communications (314)-982-1752      Allison.Olson@fleishman.com Raymond Keating, SBE Council rkeating@sbecouncil.org   (631)-909-1122   Conducted by AT&T and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, Survey Finds Mobile Apps Save Almost 600 Million Hours Annually, While Smartphones and Tablets Save Nearly 2 Billion Hours Dallas and Washington D.C., May 14, 2014 — For […]

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Immigrant Business Owners, Startup Visas and Strengthening Entrepreneurship

By at 13 May, 2014, 4:50 pm

by Raymond J. Keating- As we celebrate entrepreneurs and their small businesses during National Small Business Week 2014, we should not forget the contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs make to our economy and the need for policy changes to modernize U.S. policies. These changes would include reforms that would help the U.S. attract talented entrepreneurs to […]

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Small Business Week 2014: Can it Spark Bipartisanship to Help Entrepreneurs?

By at 12 May, 2014, 3:28 pm

Washington, D.C. – This week, small business owners and their supporters are celebrating National Small Business Week 2014.  The chief advocate for an organization representing small businesses says there’s no better way to honor entrepreneurs then to advance policies that encourage small business growth and stronger start up activity.  According to Karen Kerrigan, president & […]

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Vice President Biden Gets It Right on Intellectual Property

By at 9 May, 2014, 9:06 am

by Raymond J. Keating- Over the years, Vice President Joe Biden has said some … well … awkward things. But he recently got it right on intellectual property (IP). At the Creativity Conference, sponsored by the MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News, on May 2, as noted in a Variety.com report: “Biden questioned how a country […]

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