Lessons Learned From Reg Flex

Jul 26, 2013Jul 27, 2013
Rayburn House Office Building B-339

Small businesses serve as a key driver of economic growth in the United States. Ill-informed regulation, however, can prevent entrepreneurs from starting small businesses and undermine the viability of small businesses or their capacity to grow.

To help address these problems, Congress passed the Regulatory Flexibility Act and related legislation to enhance agency analysis examining the small business impacts of proposed and current regulations. Lessons learned from these efforts provide valuable information on the problems that persist in the federal rulemaking process and what reforms could avoid the imposition of unnecessary regulations on small businesses, consumers and the U.S. economy as a whole.

This presentation reviews:

  • federal statutes and presidential executive orders addressing agency analysis focused on small business impacts. 
  • how federal agencies have utilized small business panels in the rulemaking process and retrospective review in evaluating current regulations. 
  • what the results of small business analyses by agencies tell us about on-going problems with rulemaking and regulation, and how these results can inform regulatory reform efforts. 

Featuring: Tom Sullivan, General Counsel, Bipartisan Policy Center  

Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

Applications to approve one (1) general CLE credit hour for this course are PENDING before the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission and the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

The event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space constraints, please no interns. Questions? Please contact Erin Connolly, Events Associate, at econnolly@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 993-9913.