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March 6th, 2018 by

March 7 is Railroad Day 2018 and in an Op-ed in The Hill commemorating the day and its importance to small businesses and entrepreneurs, SBE Council chief economist Raymond Keating writes about the big role small businesses play in the freight railroad system and why re-regulation is a very bad idea.  He writes: “As the American […]

March 1st, 2018 by

SBE Council Applauds FCC Plan to Modernize Rules for 5G Deployment Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the text of an order that paves the way for the deployment of 5G wireless networks by modernizing the outdated regulatory procedures that apply to wireless infrastructure deployments.  FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is leading this important […]

March 1st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump announced massive new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and a leading advocacy organization for entrepreneurs and small businesses voiced disappointment and alarm regarding the forthcoming action. At a meeting with industry executives at the White House, President Trump said that he plans to […]

February 28th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On February 26, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vacated their December 2017 decision that overturned the expansive, vague and impractical definition of “joint employer” adopted in the Obama-era.  The latest move by the NLRB, triggered by an Inspector General report, means small businesses must abide by the vague […]

February 20th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Treasury Department issued a proposed rule on short-term limited-duration health insurance plans. The rule would increase the coverage period of the plans from less than three months to less than twelve months. Small […]

February 20th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Vienna, VA – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its 22nd annual look at how public policies in the 50 states affect entrepreneurship, small businesses and the economy. […]

February 16th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release                                                   Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) urged President Trump to reject a proposal from the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose […]

February 13th, 2018 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan was interviewed for this Thinking Bigger article regarding the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” specifically on provisions impacting entrepreneurs and small businesses. Reporter Katie Bean looks at many aspects of the new law.  Kerrigan discussed the positive aspects – more economic growth, more capital – and lower rates […]

February 4th, 2018 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Neal Asbury to discuss President Trump’s State of the Union speech, small business sentiment and the outlook for 2018, and the BIG policy agenda for the year ahead. Listen to insightful radio segment here.

February 1st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – On January 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was delaying the applicability date of the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) for two years. During this period, the EPA will continue to assess the input it has received from stakeholders about the rule’s revision, including what waters are subject to federal regulation. […]

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