Rep. Troy Carter (D-LA) and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MI) applauded the passage of the bipartisan Small Business Advocacy Improvement Act.
As reported in a news release from Carter’s office, the law requires the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy to review international economic data and represent small business interests in international debate, particularly trade negotiations. I make it clear that I have the authority to do so.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and we need to spice them up at every opportunity,” said Carter. “My district is an international hub. It’s home to some of the most important and busiest ports in the United States. Louisiana businesses connect with diverse businesses and international markets around the world every day. , to ensure that small business owners have someone in the federal government fighting for their interests at home and abroad.”
“Small businesses need to worry enough about their day-to-day operations and navigating the maze of government bureaucracy that currently exists. “We don’t have the resources we need to deliver. This bill gives U.S. small businesses a seat on international commerce and provides a strong constituency where they need it,” Luetkemeyer said.
Founded in 1976, the Office of Advocacy is the independent voice of small businesses within the federal government. It is also responsible for overseeing regulatory flexibility laws and is a source of small business statistics and research.
Since 2012, the Office of Advocacy has participated in many international regulatory cooperation and international trade initiatives that have impacted small and medium-sized enterprises, and would benefit from clarification of its role in law. prize.
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