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January 16th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10, and the nation’s leading advocacy group for entrepreneurs applauded the broad support for passage. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to […]

January 13th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On January 12, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule on the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan hailed the rule, as it establishes a clear framework that will encourage […]

January 9th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump announced a proposal to update National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement regarding the proposed reforms: “Convoluted regulation disproportionately impacts small businesses, both directly and indirectly. Opportunities are […]

January 8th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled final rules regarding the new $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which will be voted on by the full Commission on January 30.  The fund will help to deploy high-speed broadband (minimum speed standard 25/3 Mbps) to rural areas […]

January 7th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Jovita Carranza, currently serving as U.S. Treasurer, as the next Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) by a vote of 88-5. The following statement on the confirmation vote can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

December 19th, 2019 by

“Small businesses will grow more, innovate more and trade more under USMCA.” NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan is reminding representatives about the importance of the agreement […]

December 16th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on the announcement that the year-end spending package announced today by Congressional leaders includes relief from the health insurance tax (HIT), a harmful levy that targets the health insurance […]

December 14th, 2019 by

Fixing the HIT Tax would boost the confidence and competitiveness of America’s small businesses going into 2020 NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – There are a few short days left on the legislative calendar before Congress breaks for the holidays and the remainder of 2019. Congressional leaders are working throughout the weekend to cement […]

December 13th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on the announcement by President Donald J. Trump and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that a “Phase One” trade deal has been reached between the […]

December 13th, 2019 by

ICYMI NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On December 11, and by a 24-17 vote, the House Ways and Means Committee reported out the “Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act,” H.R. 5377. The legislation temporarily brings back the state and local tax deduction (SALT) for some, but raises taxes on businesses in […]

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