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FWS and NOAA Propose to define the phrase “significant portion of its range” under the Endangered Species Act; a portion is “significant” if it is essential to the viability of the species

On December 9, 2011, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposed a policy defining the phrase “significant portion of its range” under the Endangered Species Act.  A portion of the range of

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of December 5

THIS WEEK The House and Senate are both in session this week. The House has votes scheduled on a bill to require more consideration of major new regulations and another to bar the EPA from regulating farm dust. The Senate

Before Launching, Organize Personal Finances

Before Launching, Organize Personal Finances  Aspiring entrepreneurs preparing to start businesses will find that savings, credit access, and credit scores matter more than market research and investor presentations By Monica Mehta (Corrects the name of the credit report website in

President Obama’s Nominee for Chief Counsel for Advocacy Confirmed by Senate

Dr. Winslow L. Sargeant was confirmed as Chief Counsel for Advocacy by the U.S. Senate on Friday, November 18. Dr. Sargeant is the sixth presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed Chief Counsel for the Office of Advocacy. Dr. Sargeant has been serving as

Advocacy RFA Experts Speak at Annual ABA Administrative Law Conference

On November 17 and 18, Advocacy regulatory attorneys participated in the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law Conference held at Georgetown University.  Advocacy’s Assistant Chief Counsel Jennifer Smith moderated a panel discussion on the various regulatory reform legislative initiatives pending before

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of November 15

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

Advocacy Submits Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (Recycling) Final Rule

On October 20, 2011, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (Advocacy) submitted a comment on the proposed revisions to the 2008 final rule regarding Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW).

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of October 17

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of October 17 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

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of October 3, 2011

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

Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of September 19, 2011

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