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House to vote on bill to change the way government regulates business

Some lawmakers have the right idea about trying to improve the way government regulates small businesses.

Every time a federal agency writes a regulation affecting small businesses, it must comply with a law known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The law requires agencies to evaluate what a regulation will cost small businesses and look for less-burdensome alternatives, if possible. 

The Regulatory Flexibility Act has been on the books for a while, and the National Restaurant Association and other employers believe the law needs to be strengthened.

Over the past two weeks, two key House committees -- Judiciary and Small Business -- have signed off on the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, H.R. 527. The NRA strongly supported the bill, writing letters (here and here) to support passage in both committees.

H.R. 527 would add to the Regulatory Flexibility Act by giving the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy more oversight authority as federal agencies write regulations. The bill also would require federal agencies to consider the indirect impact of federal regulations on small businesses, which would lead to a more accurate assessment of a regulation's true cost for business. Finally, H.R. 527 would require a broader analysis of the cumulative impact of all regulations on small businesses, which could set the stage for repealing or modifying existing regulations.

Now the full House of Representatives is gearing up for a vote on H.R. 527. The vote could come as early as next week. The NRA has helped organize more than 70 national organizations in a letter to support the bill. Now state groups are signing on as well, which means we will go to the full House with support from groups representing millions of small businesses.

Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to urge your House member to support H.R. 527.

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