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October 24th, 2018 by

News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, comprehensive legislation to address the nation’s opioid crisis. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response: “The opioid crisis is deeply affecting America’s communities, families […]

October 24th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – On October 23, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule on health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) that provides more flexibility for their use among small businesses.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said this type of flexibility is exactly what small businesses […]

October 17th, 2018 by

…says current international system is “indefensible” and Trump’s action a “huge win for American small businesses” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump Administration announced forceful action to address the disparity in global postal rates paid by U.S. businesses, which especially undercuts small businesses. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) praised […]

October 16th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On October 16, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) officially notified Congress about the Trump Administration’s intention to negotiate separate trade agreements with the European Union (EU), Japan and Great Britain. The nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs cheered the move, as removing barriers in these key markets will […]

October 16th, 2018 by

On September 25, the U.S. House unanimously passed S. 791. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 2655, which passed the House in July and was led by Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).  S. 971 was introduced by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Gary Peters (D-MI). The […]

October 12th, 2018 by

An October 12 CNBC article by Kate Rogers looks at the labor market in the growing economy and how small businesses are being impacted by an increasingly tight one.  SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan is interviewed for this piece, where she discusses the current challenge of many small businesses.  Rogers also talks to […]

October 11th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release “The MMA is important legislation that protects the intellectual property and rewards the heart and soul of the music industry.”   Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan lauded today’s signing of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) by President Donald […]

October 10th, 2018 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) applauded the outcome of a vote in the U.S. Senate, which turned back an effort led by Democrats to repeal a rule that has made short-term limited-duration health insurance plans a more practical option for entrepreneurs, employees and the self-employed. SBE […]

October 3rd, 2018 by

An October 2, 2018 CNBC “Power Lunch” report focused on reaction from groups about Amazon’s announcement that it will not only increase the company’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, but also lobby Congress to hike the federal minimum wage for all businesses. In her report, Kate Rogers quotes SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan: […]

October 2nd, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, Amazon announced that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all employees. The company also announced that its federal policy team will now lobby Congress to push for an increase in the federal minimum wage.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO […]

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