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August 8th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations on the new 20 percent small business “pass-through” deduction (Section 199A) included within the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan welcomed the proposal: “We look forward to commenting […]

August 1st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued a final rule on short-term, limited-duration plans. The final rule will extend the current 3-month limitation on the duration of these plans to under twelve months, allow for a renewal of the plans for no longer […]

July 27th, 2018 by

Pro-growth policies work and “create a beautiful circle of opportunity for everyone in our economy…” For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan commented on today’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) report that showed 4.1 percent GDP growth for the second quarter of 2018: “Small businesses are […]

July 25th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.  – A joint statement today by President Donald Trump and European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reflects future actions that will lead to lower trade barriers and other benefits for American business, which is great news for entrepreneurs, according to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & […]

July 17th, 2018 by

SBE Council Urges All U.S. House Members to Vote for the Bipartisan Package of Capital Access Bills UPDATE:  On July 17, the U.S. House passed JOBS Act 3.0 by a vote of 406-4.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) voiced its strong support for the JOBS and […]

July 12th, 2018 by

“A Key Piece to the 5G Puzzle” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  Today, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted on an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to help advance the rollout of 5G technology by making mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band available for expanded flexible use.  As noted by Small Business […]

July 9th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  President Donald J. Trump has nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination: “Judge Kavanaugh said his job is to […]

July 6th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Labor Department reported a solid increase of 213,000 new jobs along with a significant jump in the number of Americans who entered the labor force. This is a good sign for both the economy and businesses looking for employees, according to Small Business & Entrepreneurship […]

June 28th, 2018 by

For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan praised today’s action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which voted to expand the definition of a “smaller reporting company” (SRC). This change will allow a greater number of small companies to qualify for certain scaled disclosure accommodations. […]

June 25th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan with regard to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on credit card transaction fees: “We’ve always been leery of government intervention in the ‘swipe fee’ debate given technological innovation and the […]

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