Small Business Advocates Lay Out Issues for Next SBA Head

Date: January 24, 2014

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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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