Op-Eds and Articles

April 30th, 2022 by

In an Inside Sources Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that President Biden and Congress appear out-of-touch with what is happening with small businesses and on Main Street. While the White House regular touts the fact that people are filing new business applications in record numbers, an important trend that could be […]

March 23rd, 2022 by

ICYMI in TippInsights President Biden must help new small businesses succeed to help the economy recover and grow. By Karen Kerrigan – As widely reported, entrepreneurship in the U.S. has been off the charts in 2020 and 2021. According to the Census Bureau, 5.4 million people filed new business applications in 2021, an increase of […]

March 20th, 2022 by

It’s a strange time to watch the sausage being made on Capitol Hill and within the Biden Administration. At the same time that the House and Senate are moving legislation to help American industry compete with China and its growing high-tech dominance, legislation and policy movement on Capitol Hill and supported by the White House is […]

February 25th, 2022 by

The previously debated version of Build Back Better (BBB) may be dead, but President Biden and many in his party still want to move forward on a scaled-down bill (or move specific BBB measures separately). SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan is raising the warning flag for small business America. In a February 24 […]

February 1st, 2022 by

In a February 1 Op-Ed in Real Clear Health, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) president & CEO Ramiro Cavazos lay out the policy priorities of small business owners as they work to survive and recover during this  uncertain pandemic economy.  As they note in the […]

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 6th, 2022 by

In a January 6, Real Clear Markets Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan outlines big problems at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and points to bipartisan legislation that can help get the agency back to its mission of protecting U.S. industry from unfair foreign competition. As she writes in her piece: “Patent trolls […]

December 15th, 2021 by

In an Op-ed running in news outlets nationwide, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the dangers of government price setting for drugs. She also reviews the history and rationale behind Medicare’s “non-interference” clause, which prohibits government officials from negotiating the price of medicines covered by prescription drug plans and what repeal would mean […]

November 21st, 2021 by

In a Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan details one of the many problems with the “Build Back Better Act.”  Specifically, the price controls in the legislation would greatly undermine U.S. investment, innovation and access to new life-saving drugs. Kerrigan writes: “The impact on business would be enormous. An analysis by the […]

November 16th, 2021 by

A frustrating development happened on the road to 5G. As two of America’s broadband providers were just about to rollout a new 5G frequency band in early December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a surprise warning about “safety.” As SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan wrote in a November 15 Morning Consult Op-ed, […]

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