H.R. 33 to Reduce Regulatory Burden on Small Businesses

Washington, DC – January 6, 2017 – The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) commends Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) on his reintroduction of the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, H.R. 33. 

This legislation will require federal regulators to take into consideration both the direct and any reasonably foreseeable indirect effects that proposed regulations will have on small businesses.  The bill will allow more opportunity for small business members to engage in the regulatory process, and it will also require agencies to regularly review regulations already on the books for their economic impact on small businesses.

NARI CEO Fred Ulreich said, “The number of federal mandates and paperwork associated with federal rules and regulations is growing at an alarming rate.  NARI supports efforts in Congress to give small businesses a more powerful voice in the regulatory development process and to remove unnecessary regulatory barriers that stifle business growth and job creation. We thank Chairman Chabot and the original cosponsors of H.R. 33 for their understanding of the burdens that excess regulations place on remodelers and we look forward to working with all parties to pass this legislation.”

Original co-sponsors of the legislation include Representatives Goodlatte (R-VA), Marino (R-PA), Radewagen (R-AS), Knight (R-CA), Cuellar (D-TX), Graves (R-MO), Sessions (R-TX), King (R-IA), Kelly (R-MS), Tipton (R-CO), Curbelo (R-FL), Hultgren (R-IL), and Luetkemeyer (R-MO).

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 52 chapters across the U.S.

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