On July 19, the White House launched a website open for comments on how federal agencies can streamline regulations. Our opinion polling reveals 73 percent of entrepreneurs support one-stop electronic filing of government paperwork, which would help streamline regulatory processes.
On July 9, the president requested that Congress extend tax cuts benefiting entrepreneurs and the middle class, while eliminating cuts for earners with annual income exceeding $250,000—which small firms favor. A member of our network spoke out in support.
The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act means we’re moving full speed ahead educating entrepreneurs about the law and reminding lawmakers that it must be implemented right to best serve small businesses.
I recently had interviews with MSNBC’s Your Business and CBS Radio to discuss the future of healthcare for entrepreneurs now that they know reform is here to stay, and I spoke on a press call we hosted the day after the ruling that had a huge turnout of both reporters and small business owners.
Our recent poll on entrepreneurs’ views of the law continues garnering media attention. Since releasing it last month, we’ve put out four more polls on other important issues: a Pennsylvania survey released today that shows small business owners believe government investing in clean energy can create jobs, a Michigan survey that found three-quarters of Michigan entrepreneurs support increasing the state renewable energy standard to 25% by 2025, and polling in Nevada and Arizona that found small employers favor energy development policies that ensure protections for public lands.
Knowing that improved access to credit is one of the things entrepreneurs need, we hosted several webinars this month to help them better understand the credit landscape. We have plenty of webinars on additional topics planned throughout the summer. Visit our website to see what we’ll be up to next: http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org.
On July 11, we put out a statement on why the House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act does nothing constructive for small businesses struggling with skyrocketing healthcare costs. Prior to the vote, we sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to vote down repeal.
On June 28, in partnership with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, David Chase and the California Listening Tour made a stop in the San Fernando Valley to discuss the Affordable Care Act with local small business owners.
Today, we released Pennsylvania opinion polling that found the state’s small business owners strongly support government investments in clean energy and believe such investments have an important role in creating jobs and boosting the economy.
And on July 17, we released polling that found Michigan’s entrepreneurs overwhelmingly support increasing the state renewable energy standard to 25% by 2025, a measure expected to be on the November ballot.
On June 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of clean air standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency that will increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon pollution from power plants—measures that are strongly supported by small business owners.