Delgado Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Ease Regulatory Compliance for Small Businesses

April 11, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19) joined with Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) to introduce H.R. 2142, a bipartisan bill that would make it easier for small businesses to comply with federal regulations.

“As a member of the House Small Business Committee, I am working every day to ensure that small businesses in New York’s 19th district have the tools and resources they need to grow, create new jobs, and compete on a level playing field with their larger counterparts,” said Delgado. “That is why I am proud to partner with Dr. Joyce to introduce H.R. 2142, a bill that would pool together valuable resources for small businesses, creating a one-stop shop to help them comply with federal regulations.”

“As an owner of a small business for over 25 years, I have seen first-hand the harm red tape can do to growth and expansion. One of my main priorities as a member of the Small Business Committee is to reduce the unnecessary burden the federal government puts on job creators. H.R. 2142 would centralize the oversight process and provide small businesses with the resources necessary to ease the hurdles of regulatory compliance,” said Joyce.  “Rep. Delgado should be commended for his work on this commonsense, bipartisan legislation, and I am proud to partner with him in introducing it.”

The bill would require the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of the National Ombudsman to create a centralized website that houses compliance guides that pertain to federal regulations impacting small businesses. Under a separate law, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, federal agencies are required to publish a “small entity compliance guide” for certain regulations. Delgado’s legislation would make these guides more accessible by creating a centralized “one-stop shop” online for small business owners who often lack the resources to hire staff to focus on compliance issues. The bill would also list contact information for the appropriate agency staff who could provide regulatory assistance to small businesses.  

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