Competition & Regulatory Policy

September 15th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – A favorite target on both sides of the political aisle these days has been so-called “Big Tech” – in particular, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Many Democrats, including President Joe Biden, and some Republicans have come to blame large technology businesses for an array of manufactured ills. Does any of […]

September 15th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The United States has the most productive freight railroad system in the world. The Biden administration has responded to this by effectively calling for a return to a burdensome, misguided regulatory system from decades past that will undermine the productivity and competitiveness of the American freight rail system. As SBE […]

September 15th, 2021 by

Dear U.S. House Member: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has long supported an open, fair and competitive federal procurement marketplace that makes it simple for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) to bid on and win federal contracts.  We are pleased to see interest by Congress to accelerate the testing of different e-commerce […]

September 1st, 2021 by

Executive Order on “Competition” Would Damage Innovation, Endanger Health Consumers by RAYMOND J. KEATING – I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m always bewildered by the political attacks on pharmaceutical companies. After all, these businesses produce medicines, drugs and vaccines that improve and save lives. Why attack and undermine such worthy endeavors? […]

August 31st, 2021 by

  by RAYMOND J. KEATING –  The enormous benefits generated by tens of billions of dollars in annual investments made in broadband networks have been evident for many years now, but they have been truly driven home during this pandemic. As entrepreneurs, small businesses and workers have had to deal with an unprecedented scenario, and […]

August 20th, 2021 by

The PRO Act and a New Death Tax are Threats that Could Block this Critical Path to Financial Security by Karen Kerrigan –  New research from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy underscores the importance of business ownership to wealth creation. As noted in the report: “A substantial amount of family wealth is in business ownership. […]

August 12th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden announced policy steps that aim to lower prescription drug costs. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the President’s proposal: “There’s a reason why the United States leads the world in medical […]

August 2nd, 2021 by

BY KAREN KERRIGAN –   On July 22, SBE Council hosted a virtual briefing: The State of Small Business and Startups in the Digital Economy. The nation’s leading small business experts, policy leaders, advocates and small business owners discussed the growth of the digital economy under COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, and the critical role technology played […]

August 2nd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Labor unions in the U.S. offer a fascinating case study of special interest politics. And it comes to the forefront with the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, passing the U.S. House of Representatives and being pushed by President Biden. The Decline of Union Membership Labor union […]

July 22nd, 2021 by

Please Join Us for a Capitol Hill Briefing July 22, 2021 1:00 p.m.-3:00 ET The digital economy grew significantly under COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. Millions of entrepreneurs transformed their businesses and business models using digital tools and technology platforms. How did COVID-19 transform the small business and entrepreneurial sector? What trends will stick in a […]

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