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January 25th, 2022 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced that it is withdrawing the vaccine and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) for employers with 100 or more workers as an enforceable emergency temporary standard (ETS), but the agency is not withdrawing it as a […]

January 24th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – So, 2022 is supposed to be a big year for 5G! Well, we’ll see. The airlines and regulators were supposed to be working out their late-in-the-game concerns with wireless providers on spectrum use, but on January 17 the airlines fired off yet another missive to the Biden Administration warning of “catastrophic […]

January 21st, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Labor union membership has been on a long decline, and that drop resumed in 2021 after a brief, unique respite in 2020, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Indeed, as a share of employment, union membership in the U.S. peeked in the early 1950s […]

January 20th, 2022 by

“So, fingers crossed,” says SBE Council’s Kerrigan. For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act” (S.2992), a bill that includes a mish-mash of regulatory and anti-trust provisions that will have consequences – both intended and unintended – on small businesses, innovation, U.S. […]

January 19th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The housing data for December 2021 presented by the U.S. Census Bureau provides more evidence for how changes in tax policy affect business decision-making. Building permits for privately-owned housing units (seasonally adjusted annual rate) increased by 9.1 percent in December versus November. However, that increase included a 111.9 percent increase […]

January 19th, 2022 by

Taxes have a very real impact on the decisions made by individuals, families, entrepreneurs, businesses and investors. The result is simple: The more you tax something, the less of it you will get. That’s not exactly an earth-shattering declaration, that is, unless one swims in the waters of politics. There are plenty of elected officials […]

January 19th, 2022 by

  The Honorable Dick Durbin                             The Honorable Chuck Grassley Chairman                                                         Ranking Member Senate Judiciary Committee                            Senate Judiciary Committee United States Senate                  […]

January 14th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – There’s no getting around or spinning the Census Bureau’s retail and food services sales report for December 2021: It’s bad. Retail and food services sales for December declined by 1.9 percent compared to the previous month. Nearly all major sales categories were down, including nonstore (mainly e-commerce) retail, which was […]

January 13th, 2022 by

News For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Biden Administration’s broad vaccine-or-test mandate imposed by OSHA for employers with 100 or more workers, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “Entrepreneurs and employers have been on the front […]

January 13th, 2022 by

January 13, 2022 Dear Members of Congress: As America’s small business owners continue to navigate a host of challenges and work to stabilize their firms and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that Congress must focus on policy solutions that restore their vibrancy and growth. Our national and local economies depend […]

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