Policy Statements

Browse the full list of our regulatory comments and legislative testimony below, or filter by state or national to view our federal and state-based policy work.

jueves, marzo 28, 2024 | National

Small Business Majority recently filed an amicus brief alongside the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Amalgamated Bank, Argent, Bumble Inc., KraveBeauty, Levi Strauss & Co., Lyft, Match Group, Inc., and Yelp, in the case Idaho vs. United States which will come before the Supreme Court in April 2024.

miércoles, marzo 20, 2024 | CO

On March 20, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on SB 24-155. In particular, this legislation will help streamline benefit reimbursements between the Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave (FAMLI) program and worker’s compensation benefits, ensuring small business owners and their employees are able to accurately access the benefits available to them.  

martes, marzo 19, 2024 | GA

On March 19, Small Business Majority's Georgia Director, Rachel Shanklin, submitted testimony for the record before the Georgia Senate Regulated Industries Committee on HB 1339. The proposal would establish a Comprehensive Health Coverage Commission to study the critical issue of closing the Medicaid coverage gap in Georgia. 

viernes, marzo 15, 2024 | National

On March 15, Small Business Majority submitted a response to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce's request for information (RFI) to provide feedback on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Our response recognizes the importance of healthcare plans regulated under ERISA, and we argue that state regulated plans have great potential to offer quality and affordable healthcare coverage to small businesses nationwide.

martes, marzo 12, 2024 | CO

On March 12, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director, Lindsey Vigoda, testified before the Colorado House Health and Human Services Committee in support of HB 24-1223. If passed, this proposal would strengthen and streamline the eligibility process for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), reducing administrative burdens for working families and stabilizing the childcare industry in Colorado.

martes, marzo 12, 2024 | GA

Small Business Majority's Georgia Director, Rachel Shanklin, submitted testimony for the record in support of SB 157. The proposal will give Georgians a fair chance and help expand our state’s skilled workforce by making it easier for entrepreneurs and jobseekers to obtain occupational licenses. 

martes, marzo 12, 2024 | National

On March 12, Small Business Majority submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on the Budget examining how our nation’s women entrepreneurs are impacted by efforts to restrict reproductive freedom at both the federal and state level. 

lunes, marzo 11, 2024 | TN

On March 11, Public Policy Director Awesta Sarkash sent a letter of support to the Tennessee Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor in support of HB 1859, legislation which would remove barriers to licensed occupations for those with prior criminal records. This is a critical proposal that will help support aspiring entrepreneurs and workers with criminal records to access the licenses they need to be successful in the workforce or launch their own businesses.

viernes, marzo 1, 2024 | CA

Small Business Majority is enacting a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is recognized as the lifeforce of a thriving and inclusive economy in California. Our state’s 4.1 million small businesses employ 7.5 million people, which amounts to nearly half of the private workforce.  

viernes, marzo 1, 2024 | IL

Small Business Majority’s Illinois policy agenda outlines policies that advance and promote equitable pathways for entrepreneurship while centering small businesses as the key to a thriving and inclusive economy. The state’s 1.3 million small businesses employ 2.4 million people (about 44.1% of the private workforce), with firms without employees making up 80% of all owned businesses.  Illinois small business owners are navigating workforce shortages, a childcare crisis and the end of a number of pandemic era programs that support entrepreneurship.