Monthly Archives: January 2012

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of January 30, 2012

Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community. For further information on

Amid Regulations Debate, White House Seeks Cuts

The Obama Administration claims it can save businesses $10 billion over five years. Businesses and Republicans give the White House review an “incomplete” By John Tozzi Since the early 1990s, gas stations have had to equip pumps with nozzles to capture

Rehberg’s vote on Clean Water Act empowers polluters

Rep. Denny Rehberg voted last year to undermine the Clean Water Act. He claims to have done so to empower states and to save businesses from hidden taxes incurred by their forced compliance with federal regulations. Unfortunately, the lack of

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of January 23, 2012

Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community. For further information on

What glum Americans are missing about our standing in the world

By Tim Roemer, Published: January 19 The writer, a former U.S. representative from Indiana who served on the Sept. 11 Commission, is a senior vice president at APCO Worldwide. When I went to serve as U.S. ambassador to India in 2009, I hoped

How to create new jobs, spur innovation – The Hill’s Congress Blog

How to create new jobs, spur innovation – The Hill’s Congress Blog. On the surface, last month’s economic indicators introduce a dose of positivity into the market: the private sector added 200,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.5

Most Home-Based Businesses Start for Less Than $5,000

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor A new report fromCreditDonkey.comshows it takes less than $5,000 for most home-based business owners to get up and running. The research, which details where small-business owners got their startup capital, found that while the average cost

Lending to Small Business up 18% in 2011

By Andrew Chow at FindLaw.com Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:06pm EST In a possible sign of economic recovery, small-business lending hit a four-year high in November, a new report shows. At the same time, the number of small-business loans in delinquency

Plain language in federal regulation comes closer

Plain language in federal regulation comes closer By Camille Tuutti Jan 06, 2012 Federal regulations can be a maze to navigate, but the federal government this week took further steps to streamlining jargon in an effort to make rules more accessible

The U.S. Senate ties up loose ends

The U.S. Senate ties up loose ends. One of the things I couldn’t tell you about when it happened has to do with my friend, Dr. Winslow Sargeant (who is not Kellen Winslow and has never played for the San Diego