Archived Congressional Testimony
Date of Testimony: Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Chronological List:  2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

2008

  • 07/30/08 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Regulations, Health Care and Trade on "Regulatory Burdens on Small Firms: What Rules Need Reforms?” [PDF File] or [text]

2007

  • 12/06/07 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Legislation to Improve to the Regulatory Flexibility Act. [PDF File] or [text]

  • 10/04/07 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 1055, Toxic Right-to-Know Protection Act. [PDF File] or [text]

  • 04/18/07 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship concerning the Sarbanes-Oxley and Small Business: Addressing Proposed Regulatory Changes and their Impacts on Capital Markets. [PDF File] or [text]

  • 03/09/07 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, participated in a roundtable hosted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service concerning the Tax Gap. [PDF File] or [text]

  • 02/06/07 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Environment and Public Works Committee, United States Senate concerning Oversight on Recent EPA Actions and Documents. [PDF File] or [text]; Questions & Answers dated 06/08/07. [text]

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2006

  • 10/03/06 - Bruce Lundegren, Assistant Chief Counsel for Advocacy, participated in a roundtable hosted by the Subcommittee on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture and Technology, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives concerning the Transportation Safety Administration and Coast Guard's jointly proposed Transportation Worker Identification Credential rule. [PDF File] or [text];
    Based on Letter dated 07/05/06 - Transportation Safety Administration and Coast Guard [text] Fact Sheet Summarizing Advocacy's Letter.

  • 07/25/06 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Deferred Exchanges of Like Kind Property. Testimony Summary [PDF File] or [text]

  • 07/20/06 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives on the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act - H.R. 682. [PDF File] or [text]
    Testimony Summary; Office of Advocacy: Legislative Priorities for the 109th Congress

  • 06/27/06 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on S Corporations - Their History and Challenges. [PDF File] or [text]

  • 04/05/06 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives, on “IRS’ Latest Enforcement: Is the Bulls-eye on Small Businesses?” [PDF File] or [text]

2005

  • 12/14/05 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Environment & Public Works, U.S. Senate on “Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations.” [PDF File] or [text]
    February 10, 2006 - Advocacy submitted a letter for the hearing record providing additional information in response to a question and follow up letter from Senator James M. Inhofe, Chairman, Committee on Environment and Public Works

  • 09/28/05 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives on “The Impact of Regulation on U.S. Manufacturing: Spotlight on the Environmental Protection Agency.” [PDF File] or [text]

  • 09/21/05 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Reforming the Tax Code to Assist Small Businesses. [PDF File] or [text]

  • 08/09/05 - Jim Henderson, Region VII Advocate, testified before a Colorado field hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment, and Government Programs on Extending Increased Section 179 Expensing Limits. [PDF File] or [text]

  • 04/28/05 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on “The Administration’s Program to Reduce Unnecessary Regulatory Burden on Manufacturers - A Promise to Be Kept?” [PDF File] or [text]

  • 04/27/05 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Closing the Tax Gap and the Impact on Small Business. [PDF File] or [text]

  • 03/16/05 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Improving the Regulatory Flexibility Act-H.R. 682. [PDF File] or [text]
    *Office of Advocacy: Legislative Priorities for the 109th Congress
    April 22, 2005 - Advocacy submitted a letter for the hearing record providing additional information in response to a question and follow up letter from Representative Nydia Velazquez, Ranking Member, Committee on Small Business. [PDF] or [text]

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2004

  • 11/17/04 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives on “What is the Bush Administration’s Record in Regulatory Reform?” [PDF] or [text]

  • 05/18/04 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted a letter for the record to the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives for its hearing on "Red Tape Reduction: Improving the Competitiveness of America’s Small Manufacturers." [PDF] or [text]

  • 05/05/04 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Improving the Regulatory Flexibility Act - H.R. 2345. [PDF] or [text]

  • 05/18/2004 - Advocacy submitted a letter for the hearing record providing additional information in response to a question and follow up letter from Representative Nydia Velazquez, Ranking Member, Committee on Small Business. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/22/04 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted a statement to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on “Small Businesses Creating Jobs and Protecting the Environment.” [PDF] or [text]

  • 02/25/04 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives on "How to Improve Regulatory Accounting: Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of Federal Regulations - Part II." [PDF] or [text]

2003

  • 09/25/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted testimony to the Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals, Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program. Fact Sheet Summarizing Testimony [PDF] or [text]

  • 08/27/03 - Jim Henderson, Region VIII Regional Advocate, testified at a field hearing before the Subcommittee on Tax, Finance, and Exports, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Removing the Roadblocks to Success: How Can the Federal Government Help Small Businesses Revitalize the Economy? [PDF] or [text]

  • 07/23/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Assisting Small Business through the Tax Code--Recent Gains and What Remains to be Done. [PDF] or [text]

  • 07/22/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 2432, the "Paperwork and Regulatory Improvements Act of 2003." [PDF] or [text]

  • 07/17/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture, and Technology, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on "Endangered Farmers and Ranchers: Unintended Consequences of the Endangered Species Act." [PDF] or [text]

  • 07/14/03 - Linwood L. Rayford, III, Assistant Chief Counsel for Food, Drug and Health Policy, testified at a field hearing before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on the Role of Medical Professionals as Small Business Owners. [PDF] or [text]

  • 06/26/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Computer Reservation Systems (CRS) Regulations and Small Business in the Travel Industry. [PDF] or [text]

  • 05/01/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Internal Revenue Service Compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Fact Sheet Summarizing Testimony [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/22/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Texas House Committee On Government Reform on HB 2390 an Act Relating to State Agency Rules Affecting Small Business. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/03/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted testimony to the Subcommittee on Tax, Finance and Exports, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on the President’s Proposal to Increase Small Business Expensing. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/01/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment and Government Programs and the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on the Small Business Office of Advocacy Improvements. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/26/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Rhode Island State Senate Committee On Financial Services, Technology and Regulatory Issues on SB 0198 an Act Relating to Administrative Procedures. [PDF] or [text]

  • 02/10/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Small Business Committee, Missouri House of Representatives, on HB 322 "Creates the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board to serve as liaison between the agencies and small business". [PDF] or [text]

  • 02/10/03 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans’ Affairs and Elections Committee, Missouri State Senate, on SB 0069 "Creates the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board to serve as liaison between the agencies and small business". [PDF] or [text]

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2002

  • 06/19/02 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on the Impact on Small Business of the Immigration and Naturalization Services’ Proposal to Limit the Period of Admissions for B-2 Tourist’s Visas. [PDF] or [text]

  • 06/13/02 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted testimony to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on the Toxic Release Inventory Rule: Costs, Compliance and Science. [PDF] or [text]

  • 05/16/02 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on CMS: New Name, Same Old Game? [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/10/02 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Improved Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/20/02 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Strengthening the Office of Advocacy. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/12/02 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives on Regulatory Accounting. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/06/02 - Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on Agency Compliance with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA). [PDF] or [text]

2001

  • 10/04/01 - Susan M. Walthall, Acting Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, and Kevin L. Bromberg, Assistant Chief Counsel, Environmental Policy, provided written testimony to the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards, Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, on review of Arsenic and Drinking Water September 2001 National Research Council (NRC) Report. [PDF] or [text]

  • 06/20/01 - Susan M. Walthall, Acting Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives, on Government Procurement Policies and their Impact on Small Business. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/24/01 - Shawne Carter McGibbon, Acting Director of Interagency Affairs, Office of Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. Senate, on Agency Compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/28/01 - Robert E. Berney, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Acting Director of Economic Research for the Office of Advocacy, testified before the Finance Committee, U.S. Senate on "Preserving and Protecting Main Street U.S.A." [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/01/01 - Terry Bibbens, Entrepreneur in Residence of the Office of Advocacy, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business Forum on Encouraging and Expanding Entrepreneurship: Examining the Federal Role. [PDF] or [text]

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2000

  • 06/21/00 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives, regarding the programs and accomplishments of the Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration. [PDF] or [text]

  • 05/09/00 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted testimony to the Subcommittee on Management, Information and Technology, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives on small business access to federal contracting, loans and impact of tax related debts. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/13/00 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted testimony to the Subcommittee on Treasury and General Government, Committee on Appropriations, U. S. Senate on the Fair and Simple Shortcut Tax Plan (FASST). [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/11/00 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified (presented by Major Clark, Assistant Advocate for Procurement) before the Subommittee on Government Programs and Oversight, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives, on E-Commerce and the potential for small business. [PDF] or [text]

1999

  • 10/19/99 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Government Affairs, United States Senate on Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act Amendments of 1999, S. 1378. [PDF] or [text]

  • 08/04/99 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, submitted testimony to the Senate Small Business Committee Roundtable conducted by Senators Christopher S. Bond, Chairman, and John F. Kerry, Ranking Minority Member, on the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/29/99 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Conservation, Wildlife & Oceans, Committee on Resources, United States House of Representatives on the Regulatory Flexibility Act implementation by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/18/99 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives on the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, H.R. 833. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/04/99 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives on proposed "Know Your Customer" rule issued by the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision of the Department of Treasury. [PDF] or [text]

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1998

  • 07/15/98 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business, on Home Health Care: Can Small Agencies Survive New Regulations. [PDF] or [text]

  • 05/19/98 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate on the Business Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, S. 1914. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/18/98 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Government Programs and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Paperwork Reduction, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives on the analysis of small business advocacy review panels as required under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/05/98 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, U.S. House of Representatives on the Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act Amendments of 1998. [PDF] or [text]

1997

  • 06/19/97 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Committee on Resources of the U.S. House of Representatives on compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Ace: final rule on bonding of hardrock mining operations by the Department of Interior Bureau on Land Management. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/23/97 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of the U.S. House of Representatives on the Environmental Protection Agency's particulate matter and ozone proposed rulemakings. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/17/97 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Government Programs and Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Paperwork Reduction of the Committee on Small Business of U.S. House of Representatives on small business involvement in the regulatory process and Federal agencies' compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act. [PDF] or [text]

  • 04/10/97 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the impact of certain proposed procurement policies on small business. [PDF] or [text]

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1996

  • 07/24/96 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business of U.S. Senate on implementation of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. [PDF] or [text]

  • 06/05/96 - M. Kay Ryan, Deputy Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business of U.S. Senate on implementation of small business agenda and the administration's record on adopting and implementing recommendations from the White House Conference on Small Business. [PDF] or [text]

  • 05/02/96 - Terry Bibbens, Entrepreneur in Residence of the Office of Advocacy, testified before the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment of the Committee on Science of the U.S. House of Representatives on changes in U.S. patent policy and their implications for research and development. [PDF] or [text]

  • 03/06/96 - Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, testified before the Committee on Small Business of U.S. House of Representatives on the Small Business Innovation Research program. [PDF] or [text]