Now is the time for a bipartisan healthcare bill that will help small businesses 

Statement from Founder & CEO John Arensmeyer on why the Senate GOP's latest setback to repeal and replace the ACA underscores the need for a bipartisan solution to healthcare problems that will support the needs of our nation's small business owners.  Read the statement »

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On July 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills introduced and supported by members of the House Committee on Small Business. The three bills aim to increase access to capital and modernize the lending environment for small businesses. The bills now move on for consideration by the Senate.

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On July 18, Small Business Majority released a report with The Commonwealth Fund entitled “Talking SHOP: Revisiting the Small-Business Marketplaces in California and Colorado.” Small Business Majority’s David Chase, Vice President of National Outreach, and Tim Gaudette, Colorado Outreach Manager, co-authored the report along with Leif Haase, President of LWH Consulting. 

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On July 14, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau encouraging implementation of Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires financial institutions to collect and report data on lending to women- and minority-owned businesses. This information is crucial to increasing access to capital for female and minority entrepreneurs.

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On June 27, California Director Mark Herbert testified in front of the California Assembly Judiciary Committee in support of SB 63, which would provide job protection for employees who take paid leave. Our new scientific opinion poll found 71% of small business owners support expanding job protection to businesses with 20 or more employees.

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On June 20, CEO John Arensmeyer participated in a panel discussion on solutions to capital access and online lending at Wacif's Small Business Capital Forum. 

On June 15, the House Small Business Committee approved five bipartisan pieces of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. These bills will help support and improve the Small Business Administration.  

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On June 8, Small Business Majority sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging lawmakers to oppose the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, which would undo many provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act that have addressed practices that led to the 2008 financial collapse and have protected small business borrowers from predatory practices.

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On May 31, CEO John Arensmeyer co-hosted a panel with Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read at the 2017 NewDEAL Ideas Summit. They discussed ideas to help strengthen and modernize America’s safety net for or small businesses, employees and families, such as encouraging retirement savings and offering portable benefits.

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On May 30, Mid-Atlantic Director Erik Rettig spoke at a press conference in Kensington, MD to advocate for paid sick days legislation in Maryland. The press conference was in response to Gov. Larry Hogan's recent decision to veto paid sick leave legislation, which would have helped small businesses by lowering turnover, boosting productivity and enhancing employee morale. 

On May 18, California Director Mark Herbert spoke at a press conference in Sacramento alongside California Treasurer John Chiang and California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León about the future of California's Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program.