Office of Advocacy Turns 40

June 15, 2016

pic-regulations-paperworkstk318013rknThe U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy will host a symposium next week looking at the regulatory process as it affects small businesses. The June 22 Washington, D.C. event also commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Office of Advocacy, which plays a key role in advocating for small businesses in the regulatory process.

The symposium will examine ways to improve the regulatory process for small businesses, how to measure the costs of regulations, and an examination of the ways the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) has made a difference for smaller companies. Enacted 35 years ago, the RFA is the law that requires regulators to consider the unique needs of small businesses in the regulatory process. NSBA President Todd McCracken will moderate a panel examining Congressional perspectives on the RFA, how it has worked, and what changes or improvements could be considered.

There will also be a session bringing together all living former Chief Counsels for Advocacy to discuss the challenges they faced and the lessons learned. Participating Chief Counsels served in every administration from Reagan to Obama.

Click here to register for the symposium.