NFIB declares support for two new House bills

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The National Federation of Independent Business has thrown its support behind two bills introduced into the new 114th Congress.

The first, H.R. 30, passed by a 252-172 vote in the House of Representatives. H.R. 30 would repeal the provision of the Affordable Care Act defining full-time employment as 30 hours—the threshold at which businesses are to begin offering health care coverage.

The second, H.R. 185 is designed to increase public participation in shaping regulations before government agencies propose them, according to the NFIB. It requires agencies to choose the least costly regulatory options unless they can prove that more expensive measures will protect public health, safety or welfare, and provides for on-the-record administrative hearings on proposed regulations to ensure that data are well-tested and well-reviewed.

Read more about NFIB’s support here.


NFIB Supports Regulatory Reform Legislation

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

NFIB announced their support for H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which was reintroduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA6). The legislation would help ensure that federal agencies produce sensible regulations by increasing public participation and creating greater transparency in the rule making process.

Dan Bosch, NFIB Manager of Regulatory Policy noted, “Small business owners support this regulatory reform legislation because it requires agencies to estimate both the direct and indirect cost of regulations on the economy. Since regulations disproportionately impact small companies, allowing the public to see the entire impact of a rule is critical to add transparency to the rulemaking process.”

Read more about the legislation here.


Washington Examiner: 27 regs for every new law

Monday, 5 January 2015

The Washington Examiner reported that the Administration issued 3,541 rules and regulations in 2014, while only 129 laws were signed into action, according to calculations by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). That means there were 27 new regulations and rules for ever new law last year -an alarming number for small businesses across the country.

CEI’s Vice President Clyde Wayne Crews added, “That’s not even counting the pen and phone and other regulatory dark matter that are rising in prominence like bulletins, guidance documents, blog posts and press conferences that amount to ‘law’ in their own right,”

Read the entire article here.


The Hill: Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ barrage

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Obama in January declared his intent to use executive power to enact policy changes without Congress, and he has lived up to his promise, making aggressive moves on climate change, immigration, land protections and the minimum wage. At the end of 2014, the Administration rushed to use executive authority on environmental rules, immigration, and foreign affairs to enact controversial policy. And the Administration is showing no signs of slowing up. 

To read more about the Administration’s 2015 agenda, click here.


Obama Administration crams over 1,200 new regulations just before the New Year

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

According to data from Reguatlions.gov, the Administration published more than 1,200 new regulations in the last 15 days of 2014. One of the most contentious new regulations is the EPA’s coal ash rule. The rule has been criticized by the coal industry and environmental groups — though for entirely different reasons — and has a price tag of up to $20.3 billion.

Read more about the regulations here.


NFIB declares support for two new House bills

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The National Federation of Independent Business has thrown its support behind two bills introduced into the new 114th Congress.

The first, H.R. 30, passed by a 252-172 vote in the House of Representatives. H.R. 30 would repeal the provision of the Affordable Care Act defining full-time employment as 30 hours—the threshold at which businesses are to begin offering health care coverage.

The second, H.R. 185 is designed to increase public participation in shaping regulations before government agencies propose them, according to the NFIB. It requires agencies to choose the least costly regulatory options unless they can prove that more expensive measures will protect public health, safety or welfare, and provides for on-the-record administrative hearings on proposed regulations to ensure that data are well-tested and well-reviewed.

Read more about NFIB’s support here.


NFIB Supports Regulatory Reform Legislation

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

NFIB announced their support for H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which was reintroduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA6). The legislation would help ensure that federal agencies produce sensible regulations by increasing public participation and creating greater transparency in the rule making process.

Dan Bosch, NFIB Manager of Regulatory Policy noted, “Small business owners support this regulatory reform legislation because it requires agencies to estimate both the direct and indirect cost of regulations on the economy. Since regulations disproportionately impact small companies, allowing the public to see the entire impact of a rule is critical to add transparency to the rulemaking process.”

Read more about the legislation here.


Washington Examiner: 27 regs for every new law

Monday, 5 January 2015

The Washington Examiner reported that the Administration issued 3,541 rules and regulations in 2014, while only 129 laws were signed into action, according to calculations by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). That means there were 27 new regulations and rules for ever new law last year -an alarming number for small businesses across the country.

CEI’s Vice President Clyde Wayne Crews added, “That’s not even counting the pen and phone and other regulatory dark matter that are rising in prominence like bulletins, guidance documents, blog posts and press conferences that amount to ‘law’ in their own right,”

Read the entire article here.


The Hill: Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ barrage

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Obama in January declared his intent to use executive power to enact policy changes without Congress, and he has lived up to his promise, making aggressive moves on climate change, immigration, land protections and the minimum wage. At the end of 2014, the Administration rushed to use executive authority on environmental rules, immigration, and foreign affairs to enact controversial policy. And the Administration is showing no signs of slowing up. 

To read more about the Administration’s 2015 agenda, click here.


Obama Administration crams over 1,200 new regulations just before the New Year

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

According to data from Reguatlions.gov, the Administration published more than 1,200 new regulations in the last 15 days of 2014. One of the most contentious new regulations is the EPA’s coal ash rule. The rule has been criticized by the coal industry and environmental groups — though for entirely different reasons — and has a price tag of up to $20.3 billion.

Read more about the regulations here.


Former Senator Blanche on MSNBC’s Jansing and Co.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Former Senator Blanche Lincoln appeared on MSNBC’s Jansing and Co. to discuss regulations and the economy.

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