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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 Helps Relieve Small Business of Regulatory Burdens

The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) is Advocacy’s most effective tool for bringing small business concerns into the federal rulemaking process. The Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act, FY 2016 analyzes how well federal agencies complied with this law last year. The report also shows how Advocacy’s intervention on behalf of small business saved them almost $1.4 billion in regulatory costs.