Office of Advocacy
The independent voice for small business in the Federal Government and the source of small business statistics.

Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government and is the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers.

Office Spotlight

The Regulatory Flexibility Act directs federal agencies to consider alternatives that would minimize regulatory burdens whenever a proposed rule would have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. Compliance with the RFA helped save small entities at least $2.5 billion in first-year regulatory costs in FY 2013.