As Chairwoman of the Committee on Small Business, I understand the importance of small businesses to our economy and the strength of our country. We all have small businesses in our districts that we serve, and there is an office in the federal government dedicated to protecting small businesses and researching small business issues. It is my pleasure to invite you to a briefing to learn more about the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
How the SBA Office of Advocacy Can Help Your Congressional Office
Thursday, April 4, 2019
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
The Office of Advocacy is an independent voice for small businesses within the federal government. It is the watchdog of the Regulatory Flexibility Act–a statute that requires small entities to be considered in the rulemaking process–and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy speaks on behalf of small businesses to the White House, Congress, federal agencies, the courts, and state policymakers.
Since 1980, the Office of Advocacy has saved hundreds of millions of dollars in compliance costs for small businesses annually. In FY 2017, small businesses saved $913.4 million in estimated foregone regulatory costs because of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Office of Advocacy’s efforts to promote federal agency compliance. Advocacy also publishes reports and statistics on a wide variety of small business issues, including small business profiles for every state. The office has regional advocates across the country who work with small businesses every day.
We welcome your attendance to hear about the important work and resources that the Office of Advocacy can provide for your office on a variety of small business issues. Following the briefing, there will be a short question and answer session. The briefing is open to all House Staff.
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