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Obama Nominates New Advocacy Chief Counsel

Obama Nominates New Advocacy Chief Counsel

Late last week, President Barack Obama formally announced his nomination of Gilberto de Jesús to head the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy.

Obama EO Raises Scrutiny on Contractor Labor Violations

Last week, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations and increasing agencies’ ability to bar those companies from receiving contracts.

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Advocacy Chief Counsel Winslow Sargeant Resigns

Last week, Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for the SBA Office of Advocacy announced his plans to resign his position at the end of 2014, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.

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National Regulatory Budget Act Introduced in House

Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Doug Collins (R-Ga.) recently introduced the NSBA-supported National Regulatory Budget Act of 2014 which would establish a new process for the reporting of the economic costs for federal regulations.

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House Hearing Examines Procurement Reform Delays

Yesterday, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, held a hearing on the delayed implementation of various small-business contracting reforms as passed under the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

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NSBA Members Hear from the Experts

On Monday, NSBA’s Washington Presentation attendees heard from experts on a variety of issues during our issues briefing, including tax extenders, regulatory reform and the debt.

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National Regulatory Fairness Hearing – June 25   

On, June 25, the National Regulatory Fairness Board and Office of the National Ombudsman will hold a hearing for small-business owners to discuss the most egregious federal regulations facing their firms

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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

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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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