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Sen. Rubio Introduces National Regulatory Budget

Sen. Rubio Introduces National Regulatory Budget

Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the National Regulatory Budget Act of 2014 which would ensure fairness and commonsense in the federal regulatory process, a bill strongly supported by NSBA

NSBA Calls on Lawmakers to Support National Regulatory Budget

NSBA applauds Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for introducing earlier today the National Regulatory Budget Act of 2014 which would ensure fairness and commonsense in the federal regulatory process.

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President Releases 2015 Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama yesterday released his FY 2015 budget projecting a deficit of 1.6 percent of the economy by 2024, down from 1.7 percent projected for 2023 in his last budget blueprint while the federal debt would rise to $25 trillion in 2024, up from $17.9 trillion in 2014.

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State of the Union: What it Means for Small Biz

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address which held good and bad implications for America’s small businesses, but was light on details and specifics.

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House Over-Criminalization Task Force Starts Work

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.) has established an Over-Criminalization Task Force aimed at addressing the proliferation of new federal crimes and severe civil money penalties often for relatively minor violations of federal regulatory requirements.

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Administration Releases 2013 Regulatory Agenda Update

Last week, the administration made available online its Spring 2013 Update to the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is the administration’s regulatory roadmap for the coming year.

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U.S. Liability Costs Are Much Higher Than Competitors

The Institute for Legal Reform has released a study which shows that liability costs in the U.S. are dramatically higher than other developed countries: more than 2 ½ times higher than the European average and 40 percent higher than Canada.

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Plain Regulations Act Introduced

Last week, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) introduced the Plain Regulations Act of 2013 with the goal of simplifying federal regulations and reducing costs to small businesses–a follow-up to his Plain Writing Act which was enacted in 2010 and strongly supported by NSBA.

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House Small Biz Committee Launches Regs Tool

Last week, the House Small Business Committee launched a new online initiative, “Small Biz Reg Watch”, to help small businesses participate in the development of federal regulations.

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Small Business Congress Wrap-Up

Last week, NSBA held its Small Business Congress in Washington, D.C., where small-business leaders heard from policy experts and Members of Congress and their staffs, and crafted a small-business agenda for the coming two years.

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