Regulation University: Why Does the Regulatory Flexibility Act Matter?

Jul 12, 2013Jul 13, 2013
Rayburn HOB B-339

Why Does the Regulatory Flexibility Act Matter?

Small businesses are a vital part of the economy, which is why it is imperative for federal regulations to consider the unique needs of small businesses and how regulatory policies can undermine their competitiveness in the marketplace. Congress passed the Regulatory Flexibility Act and related legislation to establish analytical and procedural requirements for agencies with the aim of protecting small businesses from poorly designed and ill-informed regulation.

Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for the first of a two-part series reviewing the basic features of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and related amendments and how regulatory flexibility analysis is intended to work in the context of federal rulemaking.

The program will focus on:


  • why agency compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act is necessary
  • threshold questions that determine whether or not the Act is applied effectively in a rulemaking


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 or (703) 993-9913.

Speaker: Bruce Lundegren, Small Business Administration