Op-Eds and Articles

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, […]

October 27th, 2021 by

In an October 25 Orange County Register Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan questions the wisdom of members of Congress who are working to dismantle big U.S. tech leaders through intrusive legislation and regulatory empowerment. The tech tools and platforms provided by “Big Tech” are extensively used by small businesses to access and […]

August 10th, 2021 by

In a “sneak peek” on a new survey that will be released August 11, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that 83% of small business owners believe elected officials should support tax policies that make it possible to pass on their family business. Based on the responses of small business owners in the […]

August 10th, 2021 by

In an August 9 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains how Democrats would clearly break their “no new taxes pledge” on small businesses in the massive $3.5 trillion spending package currently being advanced in the Senate. The impact would be widespread if they are successful at sneaking parts of the […]

August 3rd, 2021 by

In a July 28 Washington Times Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that federal government policy is moving in a direction that is not supported, or helpful to, small businesses. She points to a recent Morning Consult survey sponsored by SBE Council that reveals key findings: Unfortunately, the solutions being advocated and […]

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