ADVISORY: Local Small Business Testifies Today on Capitol Hill
DC (December 9, 2015) –Small business owner Ralph Beebe of Howell, Michigan testifies
this morning on Capitol Hill about how federal regulations are strangling his
business. Beebe will speak in front of the U.S. House of Representatives
Education and Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections at 10:00 a.m. A
live webcast of that hearing will be available here.
our company’s nearly 30 year history, I have seen the impact of indirect costs
of excessive regulation, particularly in the past four years,” Beebe will
testify. “For example, the numbers of clauses in our contracts have increased
nearly 50 percent since 2011. Additionally, reporting requirements have
increased to the point that they have become overbearing.” Read his complete
written testimony here.
is one of the owners of Howell Engineering, Inc. The company specializes in
Troop Support Equipment (water purification, field feeding and hygiene systems)
for the U.S. Department of Defense. It
has 45 full time employees working in hourly and salaried positions. The
company also serves commercial customers in the automation and water treatment
of the media are invited to speak with Beebe about his testimony and his
business. Additionally, NFIB/Michigan State Director Charlie Owens is available
to answer questions about regulations effects on other businesses in the state.