PHCC Member Participates in White House Event on Deregulation
December 14, 2017
By Charlotte Perham, PHCC Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Kevin Tindall, owner of Tindall & Ranson, (fifth from left) was one of a select group of business community representatives who met with President Donald Trump at the White House as part of the president’s progress report on deregulation.
Kevin Tindall, owner of Tindall & Ranson, Princeton, New Jersey, was one of a select group of business community representatives who met today with President Donald Trump at the White House as part of the president’s progress report on deregulation.
More specifically, President Trump stated:
- agencies have substantially exceeded the White House's "1 in, 2 out' directive that halts growth of the administrative state;
- net regulatory costs were flat to negative in 2017; and
- there will be a significant negative regulatory cost in 2018-with all agencies contributing to the effort.
PHCC will publish further updates soon.
Tindall was part of the contingent of small business representatives and Cabinet officials who were alongside President Trump during the press briefing in the Roosevelt Room. The livestreamed event included a ceremonious cutting of “red tape” in front of stacks of paper representing regulations since the 1960s.
Tindall, who is the Past National President (2014-2015) of PHCC, was invited to the White House to share how his business has benefited from the rollback in regulations enacted by President Trump. These three areas are particularly important to PHCC:
- the president’s Executive Order to repeal two regulations for every new regulation issued has slowed the onslaught of compliance issues for small business;
- the halt of the Department of Energy Residential Gas Furnace Rule has prevented additional burdens to low-income clients, problems in some replacement applications, and barriers to business opportunities in the multi-family construction sector; and
- the recent changes related to the proposed overtime rule have reduced the negative impacts these new requirements would have on business.
“We are very pleased to see another positive result of our continued engagement in Washington, D.C.—including the White House,” said PHCC President Laurie Crigler, L & D Associates, Aroda, Virginia.
“It is significant to have a representative of PHCC present at meetings like this to convey the positive real-life results of lessening regulatory burdens on small businesses. We’ll continue these outreach efforts to make sure our perspectives are considered.”
Tindall, who has testified before Congress on small business issues like health care reform, added: “With fewer federal regulations requiring our day-to-day attention, my company has been able to focus on the aspects of our business that allow us to better serve our clients and help our business and local economy grow,” Tindall said.
“We fully support the president’s efforts to lessen the red tape for small businesses. It is very difficult for small businesses to know what all rules and regulations are—much less keep up with them.”
Watch the replay of this event here.