Van Duyne Reintroduces Bi-Partisan Legislation to Help Small Businesses Navigate the Web of Federal Regulations
Reps. Delgado (D) and I reintroduced the bipartisan One-Stop Shop for Small Business Compliance Act of 2021 (H.R. 4877), to help small businesses navigate the web of federal regulations governing their business operations.
The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act requires federal agencies to publish small business compliance guides for certain regulations. However, these guides are housed on different agency websites, making it difficult for small businesses to find and utilize them. The One-Stop Shop for Small Business Compliance Act of 2021 would make these guides more accessible by creating a centralized, online “one-stop shop” for small business owners. The online clearinghouse would also list contact information for the appropriate agency staff who could provide regulatory assistance to small businesses.
"Now more than ever, we must pursue commonsense legislation that allows small businesses to thrive in our recovering economy," I said. "Often times, small businesses are unaware of their new responsibilities as federal laws are updated. The One-Stop Shop for small businesses will consolidate the resources necessary to navigate the seemingly never-ending web of bureaucratic red tape."
The One-Stop Shop for Small Businesses Compliance Act of 2021 is supported by majority and minority committee staff. It passed both committees and the House by voice vote last year.
“We should be making it easier, not harder, for folks to run their small businesses and access resources from the federal government, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rep. Delgado. “This bipartisan legislation will create a one-stop shop for small business owners and self-owned employers to get answers and get back to business. I thank Congresswoman Van Duyne for her partnership on this issue and encourage my colleagues on the Small Business Committee to pass this legislation.”