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Office of Advocacy

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

Advocacy Involvement Relieves Regulatory Burden on Small Business

Fiscal Year 2015 marked the 35th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s signing the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). Today, the SBA Office of Advocacy released the Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act FY 2015.  The report analyzes federal agencies’ implementation of the RFA, the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and Executive Order 13272. 

              The RFA is Advocacy’s most effective tool for bringing small business concerns into the regulatory process. The office is pleased to announce first-year cost savings amounting to $1.6 billion from work on rules that were made final in FY 2015. Some of these rulemakings had stretched over more than a decade, and Advocacy attorneys continuously monitored these processes throughout.