Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant’s Statement on OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein’s Announced Departure
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, released the following statement praising Cass Sunstein’s accomplishments as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Advocacy, through the Regulatory Flexibility Act, works with federal agencies and OIRA to determine the impact of rules on small entities and consider alternatives that minimize their impacts. The Office of Advocacy gives small firm owners and their representatives opportunities to make their voices heard about rules that affect their interests.
“Cass Sunstein’s tenure as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs exemplifies this Administration’s commitment to regulatory review and reform. That commitment is grounded in the belief that the regulatory process can promote both economic growth and the public welfare. Under Cass’s leadership, the regulatory review process has already garnered $10 billion in five-year savings.
“Cass has been a valued partner to the Office of Advocacy and to small business. His commitment to an open and honest dialogue has helped ensure that the voice of small business is heard during the rulemaking process. Small businesses across this country are grateful for these initiatives to reduce the regulatory burden. We will miss his leadership, his intellect and support, and we wish him all the best as he returns to Harvard Law School.”
The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. The presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policymakers. Regional advocates and an office in Washington, D.C., support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information, visit www.sba.gov/advocacy, or call (202) 205-6533.
Contact: Patrick Morris
SBA Number: 12-10 ADV
SOURCE The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)