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Kerrigan: Proposed Overtime Regulation – Totally Disconnected from Small Business Reality

By at 30 June, 2015, 1:30 pm

Washington, D.C. – Reacting to today’s news that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has proposed a new overtime regulation at the request of President Barack Obama, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “The proposed overtime regulation fully symbolizes the severity to which Washington regulators are out-of-touch […]

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Kerrigan Says SCOTUS Ruling on EPA and Regulatory Costs a Relief to Small Businesses

By at 29 June, 2015, 12:50 pm

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and regulatory costs: “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is a relief to small business owners who remain deeply concerned about the […]

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Small Business Advocate Lauds Passage of TPA

By at 25 June, 2015, 8:18 am

Legislation goes to President Obama for Signature Washington, D.C. – In response to trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation being sent to President Barack Obama for his signature, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “Entrepreneurs and small businesses compete in a global economy, but clear barriers […]

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SBE Council Lauds House Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

By at 12 June, 2015, 3:36 pm

Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), regarding the passage of trade promotion authority (TPA) in the United States House of Representatives: “We compete in a global economy, and we must help our small businesses compete in world […]

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Small Business and Entrepreneurs Benefit From Trade

By at 10 June, 2015, 2:30 am

Advocate calls for swift passage of TPA to help America’s entrepreneurs access and compete in the global marketplace Washington, D.C. – At a Capitol Hill press conference today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) joined congressional trade leaders and fellow advocacy groups to call for swift passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  SBE […]

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Small Business Advocate Questions Whether Final EPA “Waters’ Rule” will Make Permitting “Less costly, easier, and faster” for Small Business

By at 27 May, 2015, 12:31 pm

Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its controversial “waters rule” (WOTUS) today despite widespread opposition from the small business community, and state and local government officials. Bipartisan concern has also been expressed in the Congress, including legislation that passed the U.S. House on May 12, requiring the EPA to withdraw the proposed […]

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CRS’s Kerrigan Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan Resolution Providing More Oversight of the Broken Regulatory System

By at 21 May, 2015, 11:04 am

Washington, D.C.: Today, Karen Kerrigan, President of the Center for Regulatory Solutions, a project of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), welcomed the introduction of the bipartisan Regulation Sensibility Through Oversight Restoration (RESTORE) Resolution, which would establish a Joint Select Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of existing red tape and analyze the […]

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Actions Needed to Support Startups and Small Businesses for “National Small Business Week”

By at 4 May, 2015, 9:26 am

Washington, D.C. – It’s National Small Business Week, and a leading advocate for entrepreneurs is urging elected officials and policymakers to move beyond mere words that proclaim the importance of small businesses. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan said that the vitality of the U.S. economy is dependent upon […]

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REPORT: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business

By at 16 April, 2015, 6:43 am

Contact: Raymond J. Keating, 631-909-1122    rkeating@sbecouncil.org Washington, D.C. – Tax Day has come and gone, but tax compliance and paying taxes weigh on small business owners and entrepreneurs everyday. At the state level, some states make it easy to deal with taxes. Other states make it real painful. Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council […]

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President Obama Vetoes Resolution to Protect Small Businesses and Their Employees’ Privacy from Labor Union Havoc

By at 31 March, 2015, 5:04 pm

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council President & CEO issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s veto of S.J. Res 8, a resolution against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) far-reaching rule favoring labor union interests over small businesses and their employees: “It is ironic that President Obama vetoed legislation […]

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