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March 2011

Regulatory reform.

That’s the catch phrase for changing the way the government interacts with its citizens—and particularly with small business. Read more.>>

1099 Repeal redux.

The House voted Thursday, March 3rd to repeal the1099 reporting requirements that were part of the Health Care Reform package. The Senate did the same in February.

Defunding health care reform.

Many GOP proposals to rein in regulations are tied to the funding for implementing new laws or administrative rules. A key focus here is the Health Care Reform plan enacted in the last Congress. Read more.>>

Focus on the environment.

Many of the business and industry group complaints about regulatory over-reach have focused on existing or anticipated rules from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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The big funding battle—stay tuned.

A mere $61 billion apart, the White House wants a freeze and the Republicans want cuts.

What's ahead.

Keep this in mind as you watch the continuing budget battles unfold: It’s no longer a question of whether to cut, but rather how much to cut. Read more >>

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Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer has joined us in Washington, D.C., as a consultant on federal and legislative public policy issues. Cece’s career in government and association work is well-known to many of you. Most recently, she served eight years in top executive positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff from 2003 to 2009.

Earlier in her career, she was a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. Between 1984 and 1992, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Assistant to the Vice President and Deputy Assistant to the President.

From 1993 until 2001, Cece served as Vice President for Government Affairs of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, supervising the industry's policy development, legislative positions and federal regulatory agenda.