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November 21st, 2017 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), released the following statement regarding Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement that he has circulated a draft order on Restoring Internet Freedom: “The FCC’s draft order, under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, […]

November 17th, 2017 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The Senate Finance Committee passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on November 16. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan praised the pro-growth tax package as it provides meaningful relief to entrepreneurs and small businesses and will help boost investment across the country, which is […]

November 16th, 2017 by

H.R. 1 is a strong package that will boost the competitiveness and sustainability of small businesses, and restore the American dream of starting a business. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 1, the […]

November 16th, 2017 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to advance H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has alerted all Members that the organization will Key Vote the legislation for its “Ratings of the 115th Congress.”  The U.S. House is expected to vote […]

November 15th, 2017 by

Media Release Courtesy of Global IP Center Awardees Recognized for Efforts to Promote Innovation and Protect IP Rights Across America and the Globe WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) last night hosted the 5th annual IP Champions event to showcase intellectual property’s economic and cultural impact. At the gala, GIPC announced […]

November 11th, 2017 by

ICYMI In a November 11 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating writes that AT&T’s $1 billion investment commitment if tax reform is enacted should not be a big surprise.  It’s “Economics 101” notes Keating: Quite simply, when you reduce taxes on any activity, you’re going to get more of such activity. […]

November 9th, 2017 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act” Scales and Aligns SEC Rules with the Needs of Entrepreneurs Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House passed the “Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act” (H.R. 2201), a bill that makes smart changes to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and would provide entrepreneurs a needed and practical […]

November 8th, 2017 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  On November 8, 2016 Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States of America.  He was sworn into office on January 20, 2017.  The assessment of “year-one under Trump” has begun with his Election Day victory as the starting point for measuring the President’s impact. […]

November 8th, 2017 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  The U.S. House passed the “Save Local Business Act” (H.R. 3441) on November 7, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan lauded its passage and the members who voted in support of fixing the vague “joint employer” standard that is undermining entrepreneurial activity and […]

November 6th, 2017 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced an amendment to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes an important measure to help startups attract and retain the skilled employees they need to successfully scale their businesses, raise capital, and compete in the marketplace.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship […]

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