NFIB declares support for two new House bills

The National Federation of Independent Business has thrown its support behind two bills introduced into the new 114th Congress.

The first, H.R. 30, passed by a 252-172 vote in the House of Representatives. H.R. 30 would repeal the provision of the Affordable Care Act defining full-time employment as 30 hours—the threshold at which businesses are to begin offering health care coverage.

The second, H.R. 185 is designed to increase public participation in shaping regulations before government agencies propose them, according to the NFIB and PBC. It requires agencies to choose the least costly regulatory options unless they can prove that more expensive measures will protect public health, safety or welfare, and provides for on-the-record administrative hearings on proposed regulations to ensure that data are well-tested and well-reviewed.