The cost of regulation to small business: hearing before the Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment, and Government Programs of the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, Washington, DC, June 6, 2002, Volume 4

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Page 60 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail ; its roof may shake : the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter! All his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.
Page 38 - The powers delegated by the proposed constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments, are numerous and indefinite.
Page 48 - When a court reviews an agency's construction of the statute which it administers, it is confronted with two questions. First, always, is the question whether Congress has directly spoken to the precise question at issue. If the intent of Congress is clear, that is the end of the matter, for the court, as well as the agency, must give effect to the unambiguously expressed intent of Congress.
Page 58 - Amendment's guarantee [is] designed to bar Government from forcing some people alone to bear public burdens which, in all fairness and justice, should be borne by the public as a whole,
Page 46 - Each State shall have the primary responsibility for assuring air quality within the entire geographic area comprising such State by submitting an implementation plan for such State which will specify the manner in which national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards will be achieved and maintained within each air quality control region in such State.
Page 54 - This order is intended only to improve the internal management of the executive branch and is not intended to, nor does it create any right, benefit, or trust responsibility, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or equity by a party against the United States, its agencies, its officers, or any person.
Page 50 - If his choice represents a reasonable accommodation of conflicting policies that were committed to the agency's care by statute, we should not disturb it unless it appears from the statute or its legislative history that the accommodation is not one that Congress would have sanctioned.
Page 82 - ... embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit. Small firms with fewer than 500 employees employ 52 percent of the non-farm private sector work force as of 1998, and are responsible for 51 percent of the private sector business share of the nation's gross domestic product. ' From 1994 to 1998, about 11.1 million new jobs were added to the economy. Small businesses with 1-4 employees generated 60.2 percent of the net new jobs over this period and firms with 5-19 employees created another 18.3 percent....
Page 47 - ... (4) a description of the projected reporting, recordkeeping and other compliance requirements of the rule, including an estimate of the classes of small entities which will be subject to the requirement...
Page 64 - In response to growing concerns about the impact of regulation on consumers, business, and government, the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution established the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies. The primary purpose of the center is to hold lawmakers and regulators more accountable by providing thoughtful, objective analysis of existing regulatory programs and new regulatory proposals. The Joint Center builds on...

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