Today, Government Affairs Coordinator Quintin Reed, testified before the House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee #4 in support of HB 2035, which would create a paid family and medical program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of accessing paid family and medical leave. Now more than ever, there is a need for a modernized and robust benefits infrastructure, which would greatly benefit small business owners and their employees.
Today, CEO John Arensmeyer submitted a letter of support for the renomination of Dilawar Syed as Deputy Administrator to the Small Business Administration (SBA) to the leaders of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
Today, John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO, submitted a comment to the Federal Register regarding the U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Lending Moratorium Recission and Removal of the Requirement for a Loan Authorization proposed rule. The Agency’s attempt to increase access to capital for minority and other under-resourced entrepreneurs is admirable, but the rules are not clear enough and do not properly address the process by which new licensees will be chosen nor the standards they will be held to.
Today, John Arensmeyer submitted a comment letter for the Department of Labor's propsed rule on Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO of Small Business Majority, submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance today supporting President Biden's nominee, Daniel Werfel, as Commissioner of the IRS. Daniel Werfel has the experience, knowledge, and skills to excel as the IRS Commissioner. We urge the Senate Committee on Finance to quickly confirm him.
On November 11, Small Business Majority's Public Policy Director, Awesta Sarkash submitted a comment letter on the preliminary draft rules for New Mexico's Work and $ave Program to outline ways the program can better support small and underserved businesses.
Today, Small Business Majority and 42 other business organizations submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Treasury concerning the distribution of funding for Technical Assistance (TA) programs and activities that support small business ecosystems.
On October 17, Small Business Majority and Good Business Colorado submitted comments to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment on proposed rules for private plans in the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. The FAMLI program is an essential program for Colorado, which will provide employees of small businesses with access to paid family leave, and help small firms compete with larger companies.
On August 29, small businesses and business organizations signed their names to a letter urging Governor Newsom to make worker-funded Paid Family Leave (PFL) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) more accessible to California’s low-wage workers. The letter outlines how California’s PFL program can level the playing field for California small business owners who want to provide quality jobs for their workers.
On August 13, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to California Governor Newsom in support of Senate Bill 1126, which will enable the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program to achieve its mission of ensuring all Californians have a path to financial security in retirement.