Archived Legislative Comment Letters

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Legislative comment letters concerning the Federal Government's compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act.

  • Letter dated 9/26/08 - The Honorable Charles Gonzalez - in support of H.R. 7074: "Home Office Deduction Simplification and Improvement Act of 2008”

  • Letter dated 8/19/08 - The Honorable Olympia Snowe - in support of S. 3371, the “Home Office Deduction Simplification and Improvement Act of 2008.”

  • Letter dated 6/25/08 - Honorable John McHugh - regarding H.R. 6214, Home Office Deduction Simplification Act of 2008

  • Letter dated 6/04/08 - The Honorable Stephen Buyer and Jim Matheson - regarding H.R. 5839, Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceutical Act of 2008

  • Letter dated 4/24/08 - The Honorable Olympia J. Snowe and Mark Pryor - Co-Sponsors, commending them for introducing the Independent Office of Advocacy and Small Business Regulatory Reform Act of 2008

  • Letter dated 2/07/08 - The Honorable John F. Kerry - Chair, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, letter of response from Chief Counsel for Advocacy Thomas Sullivan regarding Tax and Regulatory Study on Barriers to Veteran Business Owners

  • Letter dated 8/16/07 - The Honorable Alan B. Mollohan and Rodney Frelinghuysen - Chairman and Ranking Member, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies regarding the unintended consequences of a proposed funding cut to the Census budget in the FY 2008 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill (H.R. 3093)

  • Letter dated 10/31/06 - The Honorable Bill Thomas and Charles Grassley - Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means and Chairman, Committee on Finance regarding Technical Corrections Act of 2006 (H.R. 6264 / S. 2026) and Small Business Concerns with Section 7

  • Letter dated 8/31/06 - The Honorable Larry E. Craig - Sponsor, Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2006 (S. 2821)

  • Letter dated 05/17/06 - The Honorable Charles Taylor and Norman Dicks - Chairman and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations regarding potential revisions to HR 5386, which could affect the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of reforms to the Toxic Release Inventory’s (TRI) annual reporting requirements

  • Letter dated 04/04/06 - The Honorable Melissa Hart - sent a letter supporting the Equity for Our Nation’s Self-Employed Act (H.R. 4961)

  • Letter dated 4/13/05 - The Honorable Olympia Snowe - Chair, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, letter of response from Chief Counsel for Advocacy Thomas Sullivan regarding the Office of Advocacy Position on Section 6023 of H.R. 1268, the Iraq/Afghanistan Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for 2005.

  • Letter dated 3/15/05 - The Honorable Jerry Lewis - Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, regarding small business opposition to renewal of Section 8014 in the FY 2006 Defense Appropriations Act

  • Letter dated 06/23/04 - The Honorable Joe Barton - Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, regarding H.R. 4600, the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2004

  • Letter dated 10/08/03 - The Honorable Ted Stevens - Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, regarding Amendments to FY 2004 Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill

  • Letter dated 10/08/03 - The Honorable Bill Young - Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, regarding Amendments to FY 2004 Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill

  • Letter dated 01/29/03 - The Honorable Olympia J. Snowe - Chair, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, regarding S. 158, the Small Business Expensing Improvement Act of 2003

  • Letter dated 01/29/03 - The Honorable Christopher S. Bond - Original co-sponsor of S. 158, the Small Business Expensing Improvement Act of 2003

  • Letter dated 08/07/02 - The Honorable John F. Kerry - Chairman, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, regarding S. 2753, the Small and Disadvantaged Business Ombudsman Act

  • Letter dated 08/07/02 - The Honorable Christopher S. Bond , Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, regarding S. 2753, the Small and Disadvantaged Business Ombudsman Act

  • Letter dated 07/30/02 - The Honorable John F. Kerry - Chairman, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, regarding S. 2483, the National Small Business Regulatory Assistance Act, and H.R. 2666, the Vocational and Technical Entrepreneurship Development Act

  • Letter dated 07/30/02 - The Honorable Christopher S. Bond - Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, regarding S. 2483, the National Small Business Regulatory Assistance Act, and H.R. 2666, the Vocational and Technical Entrepreneurship Development Act

  • Letter dated 07/23/02 - The Honorable Michael G. Oxley - Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services, regarding small business concerns with Accounting Reform Legislation

  • Letter dated 05/17/02 - The Honorable John Kerry - Chairman, Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere and Fisheries, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, regarding the May 9, 2002, hearing on the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

  • Letter dated 03/29/02 - The Honorable Susan M. Collins - Sponsor of S. 2023, regarding efforts to expand the provisions of section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code. This would allow small businesses to write-off more expenses instead of depreciating them

  • Letter dated 03/29/02 - The Honorable Tim Hutchinson - Original co-sponsor of S. 2023, regarding efforts to expand the provisions of section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code. This would allow small businesses to write-off more expenses instead of depreciating them

  • Letter dated 03/29/02 - The Honorable Christopher S. Bond - Original co-sponsor of S. 2023, regarding efforts to expand the provisions of section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code. This would allow small businesses to write-off more expenses instead of depreciating them

  • Letter dated 03/29/02 - The Honorable Gordon Smith - original co-sponsor of S. 2023, regarding efforts to expand the provisions of section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code. This would allow small businesses to write-off more expenses instead of depreciating them

  • Letter dated 03/19/02 - The Honorable Thomas Daschle - Senate Majority Leader, concerning Sections 504 and 505 of the Energy Tax Savings Act of 2002 (S. 1979) Expensing of Capital Costs and a Tax Credit for EPA Sulfur Regulations (An amendment to Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code)

  • Letter dated 03/19/02 - The Honorable Trent Lott - Senate Minority Leader, concerning Sections 504 and 505 of the Energy Tax Savings Act of 2002 (S. 1979) Expensing of Capital Costs and a Tax Credit for EPA Sulfur Regulations (An amendment to Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code)