Reopening of U.S. Capitol and House Buildings is Good News for Accountability and Small Business Policy

By at 4 January, 2023, 1:34 pm


For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement that the U.S. Capitol and House office buildings will be reopened to the public after three years of restrictions that did not allow full access, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) expressed relief and delight that certain buildings are reopening with others following in the near future. SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan released the following statement:

“Congress will be more accountable and well informed with small business owners and entrepreneurs back on Capitol Hill. Sound policymaking requires the input of our nation’s job creators and innovators. Therefore, we are both relieved and happy that advocacy groups such as SBE Council can resume a more regular in-person presence through small business constituent meetings, educational events and direct advocacy on Capitol Hill.  Entrepreneurs are critical to providing feedback and information about policy design and legislation impacting the economy and small business growth. I cannot overstate the importance of having an open and accessible Congress as it relates to the process of relevant and effective policymaking for America’s small business community. We look forward to a full reopening of all U.S. Capitol complex buildings in the near future.”


Karen Kerrigan,

Raymond Keating,

SBE Council is a nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For 28 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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