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March 2, 2016


Daniel Ashe

Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1849 C Street, NW

Washington, DC 20240


Re: Listing Salamanders Due to Risk of Salamander Chytrid Fungus


Dear Mr. Ashe:

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March 1, 2016


The Honorable Thomas E. Perez
Secretary, Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

The Honorable Dr. David Weil
Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210


The Department of Labor (DOL) is requiring federal contractors, subcontractors and certain parties who contract with the Federal Government to provide their employees with up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually, implementing Executive Order 13706, which was signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015.  The proposed rule applies to new contracts or contract-like instruments, if: (i)(A)  it is a procurement contract for services or construction; (B) a contract covered by the Service Contract Act; (C)  a contract for concessions; and (D) a contract entered into with the Federal government

***SBA Environmental Roundtable Meeting***

FRIDAY, February 26, 2016 10 a.m. – noon


TO:                 Interested Persons


FROM:           Kevin Bromberg, Assistant Chief Counsel

David Rostker, Assistant Chief Counsel

Tabby Waqar, Assistant Chief Counsel

For Release: February 24, 2016

SBA Number: 16-04 ADV


Contact: Elle Patout


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Research Summary

Imported Entrepreneurs: Foreign-Born Scientists and
Engineers in U.S. STEM Fields Entrepreneurship

The Office of Advocacy  has released the February 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the testimony of Chief Counsel Darryl L. DePriest before the House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on investigations, Oversight and Regualtions.

The newsletter also covers an OSHA roundtable, the release of The Missing Millennial Entrepreneurs, and an Advocacy visit to Union Kitchen.

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