Small Business Committee Chairman Announces Regulatory Watch Initiative

House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced a new initiative, “Small Biz Reg Watch,” which will help small businesses participate in regulatory development.

The Committee initiative will provide online resources that highlight proposed regulations that could impact small companies and instruct business owners on how they can submit comments to the federal agencies involved.

“Most small businesses don’t have lawyers or lobbyists who focus on regulatory compliance, like larger corporations may have,” said Chairman Graves. “Therefore, our Committee wants to help them participate in the federal government rule-making process. Not all regulations are bad, but many can be unnecessarily burdensome and it is important that small companies express their concerns before a rule is finalized.”  

When comment periods open for select proposed rules that may impact small businesses, the Committee will use email, social media and district events to communicate to companies how they can voice their opinions.