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July 19th, 2019 by

SBE Council Sends Letter to Secretary Mnuchin Encouraging Administrative Action NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In a letter delivered to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this week, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan expressed small business support for using the department’s regulatory authority to modify the calculation […]

July 19th, 2019 by

HEATH CARE NEWS For Immediate Release …Urges Action on the “HIT” and Expresses Unease About “Arbitration” to Surprise Billing, and Certain Drug Price Proposals Washington, D.C.  – It was a big week for health care reform. The Trump Administration announced another positive initiative for patients and small businesses, and the U.S. House advanced a package […]

July 17th, 2019 by

News For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On July 18 the U.S. House will vote on H.R. 582, the “Raise the Wage Act,” legislation that hikes the federal minimum wage to $15.00 by 2024. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said a mandated straightjacket-approach to wage hikes would hurt […]

July 10th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, on this “USMCA Day of Action” that is calling on Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses is urging every Member of Congress to fully read the agreement to understand how it benefits America’s small business community.  The […]

July 10th, 2019 by

USMCA FACT SHEET The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) is a vital pact that fully modernizes the NAFTA agreement. The agreement will enhance and expand growth opportunities for small businesses and startups, and will strengthen U.S. entrepreneurship and investment. USMCA is critical to U.S. entrepreneurship and small business growth. Congress must ACT NOW to pass […]

July 5th, 2019 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Neil Cavuto on July 5 discuss the stellar Jobs Report (+224,000), the markets, and what the Federal Reserve does next on interest rates. Karen said a lot can happen on trade policy between now and July 31, which could impact the decision to cut rates and by […]

July 3rd, 2019 by

On July 2, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Yahoo! Finance to discuss US-China trade standoff and how it is impacting orders for Christmas wrapping paper, and small to mid-size businesses in general. Did you know approximately 70% of holiday gift wrapping paper comes from China? (Read the article about the interview’s content, […]

June 28th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – A leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses applauded an analysis of Trump Administration regulatory reform and deregulatory actions taken to date, which finds big savings from these actions. The report, The Economic Effects of Federal Deregulation Since January 2017: An Interim Report, published today by the White […]

June 27th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the G-20 meeting, and the importance of U.S. leadership at the gathering with regard to policy and global economic growth: “It’s great to see President Trump encouraging other world leaders to […]

June 25th, 2019 by

WASHINGTON – This week the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is expected to mark-up the “Lower Health Care Costs Act” (S. 1895), which among other things, attempts to address the problem of surprise medical bills. As members of Congress on both sides of the aisle propose ways to tackle the surprise billing […]

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