Tom Sullivan, a long time small business advocate, served as the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration, and is now the U.S. Chamber’s vice president of Small Business Policy, testified about how small businesses were especially susceptible to regulations’ ill effects:
Sullivan linked the regulatory burdens small businesses face with the decline in business creation:
In offering a state perspective, Kevin Sunday, director for government affairs for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry told the subcommittee that while his energy-rich state is enjoying the fracking boom, federal regulations and permitting delays have stifled business and economic growth in his state:
It goes back to William Kovacs’ post on Monday. We need to get our rules right so businesses can grow and create jobs.
About the authors
Sean writes about public policies affecting businesses including energy, health care, and regulations. When not battling those making it harder for free enterprise to succeed, he raves about all things Wisconsin (his home state) and religiously follows the Green Bay Packers.
Small Business Weekly Forecast
Every week the U.S. Chamber's Vice President of Small Business Policy Tom Sullivan summarizes the latest data and what it means for the health of America's small businesses. By Thomas M. Sullivan