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January 19th, 2024 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.  – Today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee advanced the “Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024.” Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response: “Today’s bipartisan support for the ‘Tax Relief for American Families […]

January 18th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Homebuilding is about small businesses. Based on the latest (2021) data from the U.S. Census Bureau, for example, 99.7 percent of employer firms in the residential building construction sector have fewer than 100 employees, with 97.3 percent having fewer than 20 workers. So, whenever we look at the latest housing […]

January 18th, 2024 by

The Honorable Mike Johnson Speaker U.S. House of Representatives   The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader U.S. Senate   The Honorable Jason Smith Chairman Ways and Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives   The Honorable Richard Neal Ranking Member Ways and Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives   Dear Speaker Johnson, Leader Schumer, Chairman Smith […]

January 17th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – What’s the deal with the Fed’s Beige Book? The Federal Reserve describes its Beige Book as follows: “The Beige Book is a Federal Reserve System publication about current economic conditions across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. It characterizes regional economic conditions and prospects based on a variety of mostly qualitative […]

January 17th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – According to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau, retail and food services sales finished 2023 on a positive note. Sales in December 2023 were up 0.6 percent versus November, and by 5.6 percent versus a year earlier. While seasonally adjusted, retail sales numbers are not adjusted for inflation, […]

January 16th, 2024 by

The Honorable Jerome Powell Chairman Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 20th Street and Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20551   The Honorable Michael Hsu Comptroller Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218 Washington, DC 20219   The Honorable Martin Gruenberg Chair Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 550 […]

January 11th, 2024 by

Resolution of Disapproval to Overturn NLRB’s Damaging “Joint Employer” Rule Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement of support for H.J. Res 98. The U.S. House is expected to vote on the resolution on January 12, 2024: “The passage of the resolution to rescind the NLRB’s […]

January 11th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, inflation ticked up to 0.3 percent in December. That compared to 0.1 percent in November and 0 percent in October. The following chart shows the downward shift in inflation that began in July 2022. And that, of course, has been most welcome. […]

January 9th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Trade matters to U.S. entrepreneurs, businesses and workers, not to mention, of course, consumers. Consider that in 1960, for example, U.S. real exports stood at 3.1 percent of real GDP, while in 2022, that had risen to 11.2 percent. Meanwhile, real imports registered 3.5 percent of real GDP in 1960, […]

January 9th, 2024 by

In a Fox Business Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan details the innovative disaster that could result from new “guidance” being issued by the federal government that proposes to change the rules on when government could “march in” and seize patents and discoveries seeded with federal dollars or grants. Kerrigan writes: “Specifically, the […]

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