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.

martes, octubre 24, 2023 | National

On October 23, Small Business Majority, alongside Main Street Alliance and other small business advocates, filed an amicus brief in Moore v. U.S. urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Mandatory Repatriation Tax (MRT) previously enacted by Congress. The brief outlines the importance of a stable and predictable federal tax structure to small business growth and competition and how efforts to undo federal tax provisions like the MRT will cause uncertainty for entrepreneurs.

martes, octubre 17, 2023 | CO

On October 17, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's FAMLI Division on the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) rulemaking process, particularly around the newest rules that will impact small businesses.

miércoles, octubre 11, 2023 | National

On October 10, Small Business Majority's CEO and Founder John Arensmeyer submitted comments on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s proposed regulations for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The proposal would ensure comprehensive accommodations for employees during pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions because small business owners support measures that will bolster their employees’ health and financial security.

viernes, septiembre 29, 2023 | National

On September 29, Small Business Majority and partner organizations across the country submitted a letter to U.S. Senate leadership and the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Child Care Stabilization Act, legislation that would ensure adequate and continued childcare funding to bolster a quality workforce and be a key factor in entrepreneurial sustainability.

miércoles, septiembre 27, 2023 | CA

On September 27, Small Business Majority joined the Responsible Business Lending Coalition in filing an amicus brief, alongside Public Counsel, U.C. Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity, and the Office of Kat Taylor, before the Central District of California in support of a California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) regulation requiring sales-based financing providers to disclosure their APRs and other costs to small business borrowers.

lunes, septiembre 18, 2023 | CA

More than 80 small business owners and advocates signed on to Small Business Majority's letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom in support of passing SB 33, which preserves a cornerstone of SB 1235 by requiring APR disclosure for all commercial financing products. These protections were set to expire in 2024, but SB 33 will eliminate the sunset date and guarantee continued transparency for businesses.

viernes, septiembre 15, 2023 | National

Today, John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO, submitted a comment to the Federal Register on The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) joint 2023 Draft Merger Guidelines. Robust market competition is essential to a thriving small business ecosystem. A level playing field can boost healthy competition between small and large businesses. This promotes more competitive prices and business terms, as small firms are regularly buying from and selling to larger companies.

martes, agosto 22, 2023 | National

On August 22, Small Business Majority sent a letter to Senator Tim Scott urging him to co-sponsor the bipartisan Small Business Technological Advancement Act, which would help  ensure that America’s small businesses have the cutting-edge digital resources they need to compete domestically and to guarantee they will operate with a global advantage against large competitors.

viernes, agosto 18, 2023 | CA

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 716 (Boerner Horvath), which will prevent consumers from being charged an out-of-network surprise bill for ground ambulance services, both emergency and non-emergency, and protect uninsured Californians from being charged inflated ambulance rates.

lunes, agosto 7, 2023 | National

Small Business Majority submitted an amicus brief before the Delaware Supreme Court in response to a case regarding forfeiture-for-competition clauses (FFCs), which are similar to non-compete agreements. The brief explains how these types of agreements create barriers to entrepreneurship and make it harder for small employers to attract the best talent.