Small Business Advocates Lay Out Issues for Next SBA Head

Date: January 24, 2014

NFIB Pushes for Regulatory Reform

With President Obama nominating Maria Contreras-Sweet to head the Small Business Administration, small business advocates have a number of issues they wish her to address once she takes over the job. In particular, the National Federation of Independent Business believes that Contreras-Sweet needs to focus on reining in some of the more burdensome regulations hindering small-business growth. While a variety of regulations are of concern, Dan Bosch, manager of regulatory policy at the NFIB, gave the example of an OSHA proposal to limit the amount of crystalline silica workers can inhale. In an interview with the Associated Press, Bosch said, “We’re extremely concerned about what this regulation will do to construction firms and small manufacturers.”

What’s Next:

Contreras-Sweet needs to be confirmed by the Senate to fill a post that has been empty since Karen Mills left the job last August.

Further Reading:

The NFIB’s website has a section devoted to government and regulatory reform, while the AP has a lengthy piece about the issues small-business advocates hope the new SBA head will address.

This news article is intended to keep small business owners apprised of current events that may affect them. It does not necessarily reflect NFIB’s policy position on such issues.

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