United on Tax Reform: SBE Council Joins Allies Urging Congress to Act

By at 6 September, 2017, 9:15 am


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                        

Washington, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) joined a coalition of over 20 leading grassroots and taxpayer organizations calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to seize the present opportunity to deliver transformative tax reform for the American people. In an open letter, the coalition highlighted the failures of America’s tax code and urged every member in the U.S. House to make the tax code simpler, fairer and with lower rates to help revitalize America’s middle class.

“The outdated U.S. tax code, last overhauled more than three decades ago, has rendered American job creators less competitive in the global marketplace, slowed the growth of wages, and discouraged investment in local communities across our country,” says the coalition letter. “We write to urge you to support meaningful, transformative tax reform that will strengthen economic growth and enable greater prosperity for America’s job creators and middle-class families.”

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan noted:

“Entrepreneurs and small business owners desperately need tax reform.  The current tax system is an embarrassing mess.  It pilfers far too much time and capital from entrepreneurs that would be invested in their businesses, to better compete in the global economy, and bring vibrancy and hope to their local communities. As the letter states, conviction and leadership are needed to give job creators the tax system they deserve. I look forward to working with House leaders and all House members who want to get this done in 2017 for America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses.”

The full letter, hand-delivered to every member of the House of Representatives, can be read here.

List of signatories:


Karen Kerrigan,


SBE Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy, research and education organization that works to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship. For nearly 25 years SBE Council has worked to successfully implement a range of policy and private sector initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for startups and small business growth. To learn more, visit SBE Council’s website: Follow on Twitter: @SBECouncil

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