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SBE Council -CRS Chief Economist Testifies Before Senate EPW Subcommittee on Climate Mandates

By at 29 July, 2014, 9:02 pm

Tells Senators EPA Mandates Amount to ‘All Pain for No Gain’ Washington, D.C.:  Ray Keating, Chief Economist for the Center for Regulatory Solutions and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, testified today before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. The hearing was titled, “Examining the Threats Posed […]

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Keating in Investor’s Business Daily on “Corporate Inversions”

By at 16 July, 2014, 10:04 pm

Corporate Inversions: Clear Evidence that the U.S. Needs Tax Reform On July 16, Investor’s Business Daily published an op-ed by SBE Council Chief Economist Ray Keating on the hot topic of “corporate inversions.” Keating wrote “while not a new phenomenon” these transactions have picked up steam. The question is whether U.S. policymakers will learn the […]

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Kerrigan in The Business Journal: The Threat to Competitive Broadband

By at 11 July, 2014, 10:37 pm

On July 11, the Triangle Business Journal (and other Business Journals nationwide) published an op-ed by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan about potential regulation of the broadband Internet, and this regulatory scheme could stunt investment and innovation, which has been critical for entrepreneurs and small businesses. As noted by Kerrigan in the piece, […]

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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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