WASHINGTON-The House Small Business Committee's legislative agenda will conform closely with that of small business itself, according to the new committee chairwoman. ``This past election constitutes an historic mandate for the electorate to drastically reduce government intervention in private business,'' said Rep. Jan Meyers, R-Kan., at a Jan. 6 press conference.
First on the committee's schedule will be reforms listed in the ``Contract with America,'' especially tax cuts, Ms. Meyers said.
Afterwards, the committee will seek to strengthen the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Paperwork Reduction Act. It also will review the operations of the Small Business Administration.
Ms. Meyers was joined at the press conference by leaders of several small business associations.
``Small business needs help from this Congress-more than anything, to reverse so many excesses of past Congresses,'' said Bruce Josten, senior vice president for membership policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.