Your Washington – GA 3 – Desk
Increasing Government Transparency for Small Businesses
Today, the House passed H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015. The bill requires federal agencies to consider the economic effects of regulations on small business before imposing extremely burdensome mandates that hinder growth and job creation. Congressman Westmoreland supported this bill.
“As a former small business owner, I know first-hand the important role that small businesses play in our economy and their responsibility for almost all new net job growth in this country,” stated Westmoreland. “During these tough economic times, it is in our nation’s best interest to ensure that small businesses flourish. Washington should be here to work for the people, not against them.
“I will always support legislation that puts freedom, choice, and control back into the hands of small business owners and out of the hands of the federal government. This bill requires federal agencies to receive small businesses’ input before implementing rules, and to examine the cost of new regulations on the owners. I will continue to fight for legislation that removes costly regulations, increases transparency, and cuts through the bureaucratic red tape to help grow small businesses and our nation’s economy.”
Congressman Westmoreland remains committed to creating jobs and reducing the size of the federal government, and hopes this bill passes the Senate quickly so that small business owners can focus on job growth, not regulation costs.