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ADA supports Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

January 17, 2017 Washington — The ADA on Jan. 10 offered its support of Congress' efforts to strengthen the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980.

In a letter to Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, chair, and Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., ranking member, House Committee on Small Business, the Association expressed support of H.R. 33, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017, which calls for requiring federal agencies to "fully examine proposed regulations to determine potential harms to the small business community."

"Studies have shown that small businesses expend roughly $11,724 per employee annually to comply with federal mandates," wrote ADA President Gary L. Roberts and Executive Director Kathleen T. O'Loughlin. "Furthermore, various agencies have ignored the tenets of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and have implemented regulations that impose unnecessary burdens on small businesses, including dental offices, across this nation."

In the letter to the Committee on Small Business, Drs. Roberts and O'Loughlin said the ADA believes that if enacted, the bill "would provide much-needed relief to America's job creators in this time of economic uncertainty."

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