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New Report: SBA’s Office of Advocacy Has Been Hijacked

A new report that studied the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy found that it has been representing the views of polluters, large corporations, and trade associations. This is in direct contradiction to its mission to represent the interests of small businesses before federal government agencies. The report was released today by the Center for Effective Government (CEG).

In a forward to the report, ASBC President and CEO David Levine explained, “Small business leaders are ready, willing, and able to give agencies the input they need to ensure that strong national standards and safeguards take the interests of small businesses into account. Agencies need to reach out to them and ensure that they get input from actual small businesses. And if Congress and the president really want small businesses involved in rulemaking, they need to scrutinize the activities of the Office of Advocacy much more closely.”