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, febrero 22, 2024 | CO
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On Feburary 22, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Virgoda testfied before the Colorado Senate Health and Human Services Committee in support of SB 24-080, legislation that will require health insurance carriers to comply with federal price transparency laws and pharmacy and drug cost reporting laws. If passed, this legislation will ensure insurance carriers adhere to federal regulations, increase healthcare price transparency and help small business owners and Coloradans make more informed decisions.

 

miércoles, febrero 21, 2024 | CO
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On February 21, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda provided comments before the Colorado Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Senate Bill 24-073. This legislation would redefine sizing standards for the small group healthcare plans, limiting the market to businesses with 1-50 employees and pushing out businesses with 51-100 employees. 

martes, febrero 20, 2024 | MD

Today, Small Business Majority's Public Policy Director Awesta Sarkash testified before the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee in support of HB 574, which would enact critical protections for small business borrowers in Maryland that are falling prey to predatory lending practices.

viernes, febrero 16, 2024 | National
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On February 16, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer provided feedback on the proposed rule to rescind the Department of Labor's (DOL's) 2018 Association Health Plan Rule. We applaud DOL for its proposal, in collaboration with the Biden-Harris Administration, to rescind the previous Administration’s ‘Association Health Plan’ Rule, in order to address rising healthcare costs for America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

jueves, febrero 15, 2024 | CO
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Today, Small Business Majority Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado Senate Health and Human Services Committee in support of Senate Bill 24-093, legislation concerning the continuity of healthcare benefits during the transition to a new health benefit plan. The bill would provide reasonable and necessary leeway so Colorado’s small businesses and employees can find a new provider.

jueves, febrero 15, 2024 | CO
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Today, Small Business Majority Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado House Business Affairs and Labor Committee in support of House Bill 24-1004, legislation concerning justice-impacted individuals’ ability to receive authorization to work in state-regulated occupations. This is a significant proposal that will help support aspiring entrepreneurs and workers with previous criminal records, as they start and work at small businesses, increasing their economic opportunities and independence. 

jueves, febrero 8, 2024 | National
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On February 8, Small Business Majority sent a letter to President Biden urging him to underscore the importance of continued investments in America's small business during his State of the Union Address.

miércoles, febrero 7, 2024 | VA
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Today, Public Policy Director, Awesta Sarkash, submitted a letter of support to the Virginia House Committee on Appropriations in support of HB 419, which would close the gap on childcare investments in the state. Prioritizing childcare, in all its forms, is an investment that will have greater returns for Virginians and small businesses alike. 

jueves, febrero 1, 2024 | VA
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On February 1, Small Business Majority's Virginia Council member Shirley Modlin, owner of 3D Design and Manufacturing LLC, testified before the Virginia House Labor and Commerce Committee in support of HB 570, legislation which would establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board in Virginia. Passing this legislation would help address the high cost of prescription drugs, which places a burden on small businesses and their employees.

miércoles, enero 31, 2024 | National
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On January 31, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer submitted a Request for Information response to the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional working group exploring actions to expand access to paid leave for all Americans. Our response includes detailed information about how access to paid family and medical leave impacts small businesses nationwide and our comments on the proposal of establishing a federal paid family and medical leave program.

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