Letters to Congress

March 15th, 2022 by

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: We, the undersigned associations, urge you to oppose H.R. 963, the “Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act,” which would effectively ban arbitration provisions in private contracts. Federal law has protected arbitration as a means of resolving disputes between businesses, consumers, and employees since 1925. Should it […]

February 28th, 2022 by

Dear Senator/Representative: The diverse group of construction and business associations undersigned below writes in strong support of the Fair and Open Competition Act (S. 403/H.R. 1284), sponsored by Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind. and Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C. The Fair and Open Competition Act would prevent federal agencies and recipients of federal assistance from requiring or […]

January 22nd, 2022 by

This vital policy expired December 31, 2021 SBE Council joined a broad coalition of employer and health care groups urging Congress to reinstate virtual care access that enabled employers and health plans to provide pre-deductible coverage for telehealth services for individuals with HDHP-HSAs. Letters urging this action were sent to key Committee leadership on January […]

January 19th, 2022 by

  The Honorable Dick Durbin                             The Honorable Chuck Grassley Chairman                                                         Ranking Member Senate Judiciary Committee                            Senate Judiciary Committee United States Senate                  […]

January 13th, 2022 by

January 13, 2022 Dear Members of Congress: As America’s small business owners continue to navigate a host of challenges and work to stabilize their firms and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that Congress must focus on policy solutions that restore their vibrancy and growth. Our national and local economies depend […]

January 12th, 2022 by

On January 12, SBE Council joined over 90 trade associations calling on Congress to end efforts to pass “Build Back Better” and shift its focus by addressing the pressing issues confronting American families and businesses – rising prices, labor shortages and supply chain disruptions.  The letter reads: Today’s Consumer Price Index report showing inflation rising at […]

January 5th, 2022 by

On January 5, SBE Council  joined a coalition of small business groups to voice strong opposition to the nomination of David Weil to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). A letter voicing opposition and specific concerns was sent to the Chair of the Senate HELP Committee, […]

November 18th, 2021 by

Dear Member of the U.S. House: “Build Back Better” (BBB) is a bad deal for American taxpayers, small business owners, and our economy. This massive tax and spending package is irresponsible, as our economy is flailing through record inflation and as our small businesses desire stability through responsible policy. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council […]

November 4th, 2021 by

November 4, 2021 Dear Member of the U.S. House: The latest version of “Build Back Better” (BBB) is yet another bad deal for American taxpayers, small business owners, and our economy.  Moreover, it is irresponsible for Members to vote on the massive tax and spending package without a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) […]

October 26th, 2021 by

The Honorable Sherrod Brown Chairman Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patrick Toomey Ranking Member Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 RE: Support for Nomination of Reta Jo Lewis as President of U.S. Export-Import Bank Dear Chairman Brown and Ranking Member […]

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