Support regulatory flexibility for small businesses and accountability for federal agencies.

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Contact Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Congresswoman Blunt-Rochester and urge them to support regulatory flexibility for small businesses and accountability for federal agencies!


For decades, a chief obstacle to small business growth has been overregulation.  The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce considers it a substantial part of our mission to reduce unnecessary and burdensome regulation for our members.  A bill introduced in the current Congress (the 116th Congress) has the potential to lighten regulatory burdens for small businesses and to hold government agencies accountable. 


In April, Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) introduced legislation which would provide relief to small businesses throughout the country where burdensome regulation is concerned.  The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (S. 1120) would require federal agencies to assess the full impact on small businesses during the rulemaking process.  The bill would also close loopholes used by agencies to avoid compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act of 1996.


Enactment of this legislation would require agencies to alter their rulemaking procedures so that the following factors are considered:

(1) the reasons why action by the agency is being considered;
(2) the objectives of and legal basis for the rule;
(3) the estimated number and type of small entities to which the proposed rule will apply;
(4) the projected reporting and compliance requirements;
(5) all relevant federal rules which may duplicate, overlap, or conflict with the proposed rule;
(6) the estimated cumulative economic impact of the rule;
(7) any disproportionate economic impact on small entities; and
(8) any impairment of the ability of small entities to have access to credit. 

Also, the bill would waive fines for certain first-time paperwork violations by small businesses but excludes waived fines for issues such as public health or safety, criminal activity, IRS laws, violations previously warned of, and other issues relating to public interest. 

We are asking you to take action and contact our Delaware’s Congressional Delegation to urge them to support S. 1120, The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act!

Senator Carper

301 North Walnut Street

Suite 102L-1

Wilmington, DE 19801-3974

Phone: (302) 573-6291

Fax: (302) 573-6434

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Senator Coons

1105 N. Market Street, Suite 100

Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 573-6345

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Congresswoman Blunt-Rochester

1105 N. Market Street, Suite 400
Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone: (302) 830-2330

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