South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney held a field hearing in Rock Hill, SC, yesterday titled “Caught Up in Red Tape: The Impact of Federal Regulations on Small Businesses and Contractors”. Mr. Mulvaney is the Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce.
I wasn’t able to attend the meeting but did have a long conversation with the Rock Hill Herald reporter, Ms. Jamie Self, who covered the event.
So congratulations to Mr. Mulvaney for not trying to stack the deck with anti-regulation rhetoric testimony. By simply opening up the forum to all comers, he heard real concerns from small business owners—not political talking points.
“Mulvaney emphasized that not all regulations are ‘bad,’ including those regulating safety in the workplace and in food and drugs and those that ‘keep our financial markets transparent.’”