Advocate for Entrepreneurs Applauds 3.2% GDP Growth, Urges Congress to Step Up and Do Something Productive

By at 26 April, 2019, 4:39 pm



Washington, D.C.  – Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported GDP growth of 3.2 percent for the first quarter of 2019. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan cheered the solid start to 2019, and urged Congress to get on board the pro-growth team by advancing legislation that will further strengthen the economy and help entrepreneurs and small businesses with their key challenges.

“The pro-growth policies of the Trump Administration are working and there is more that can be done to boost the economy further.  Congress now needs to step up and do something productive for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Little has been done by the current Congress to address their top challenges. High health coverage costs, access to skilled workers, access to startup and growth capital, and other key issues are addressed through bipartisan bills, but many or most sit idle. The House, especially, has many opportunities to advance bipartisan bills to help small business and the economy, but the majority lacks focus on these issues. There’s low-hanging fruit and then there are big issues like infrastructure and passing USMCA. We hope time spent with constituents back home has instilled some energy and renewed purpose, which hopefully translates into productive movement on the important issues when Congress returns to Capitol Hill next week,” said Kerrigan.

To see SBE Council’s 2019 Policy Agenda for Entrepreneurs and Small Business (which includes many bipartisan ideas), please click here.

Contact: Karen Kerrigan,

SBE Council is nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For 25 years, SBE Council has worked on and advanced a range of private sector and public policy initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for strong startup activity and small business growth. Visit for additional information. Twitter: @SBECouncil


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