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Opinion Polling Shows Small Business Owners Support Ending Government Subsidies to Oil and Gas Companies

John Arensmeyer

Original statement issued on March 29, 2012:

Small business owners strongly support ending government subsidies to gas and oil companies, with 73 percent agreeing tax breaks for oil and gas companies should be eliminated and 60 percent supporting the idea even if it means a small increase in gas prices, according to opinion polling released today by Small Business Majority.

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New Greenhouse Gas Rules Can Create Opportunities for Small Businesses

John Arensmeyer

Original statement issued on March 26, 2012:

Rules proposed today by the Environmental Protection Agency that would limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants will help spur innovation and provide opportunities for small businesses to grow. What’s more, rules such as these are supported by a majority of small businesses—our primary job creators.

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Bipartisan Jobs Package Step in Right Direction for Small Firms Struggling with Access to Credit

Rhett Buttle

Original statement issued on March 22, 2012:

The bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which passed the Senate today after being previously approved by the House of Representatives, will help address one of small business owners biggest problems: a lack of access to credit. Recent opinion polling we released found 90 percent of small businesses say the availability of credit is a problem.

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Virtual, Easy-to-Use Brochure Walks Small Businesses Through Ins and Outs of Healthcare Reform Law

John Arensmeyer

Original statement issued on March 23, 2012:

Today, Small Business Majority released an easy-to-use online resource called the “Actual Factual brochure,” which small business owners can use to learn how the 2-year-old healthcare reform law impacts their businesses.

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Bipartisan Transportation Bill Could Drive Small Business Hiring and Growth

Rhett Buttle

Original statement issued on March 14, 2012:

The bipartisan transportation bill passed in the Senate today would create an environment conducive to small business growth if enacted. We applaud senators for working together toward the good of our nation’s entrepreneurs.

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Small Businesses Lose Strong Supporter with Snowe’s Retirement

John Arensmeyer

Statement by John Arensmeyer on February 29, 2012:

“Sen. Olympia Snowe has been a strong small business advocate throughout her career.  We’re sorry to see a supporter of the small business community go, especially during these challenging economic times. We appreciate the way she worked on important small business issues in a bipartisan fashion.”

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