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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | National
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On May 22, Small Business Majority network member and spokesperson Alap Vora, owner of Concord Market in New York City, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy to discuss the impact of shrinkflation, price discrimination, and consolidation on small grocers and small businesses. To watch a recording of the hearing and Mr.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | National
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On May 21st, Small Business Majority, alongside Main Street Alliance and the American Sustainable Business Council, filed an Amicus Brief in support of the recent Final Rule issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) which outlines guidance on how employers and employees can comply with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The PWFA, which went into effect in June 2023, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Monday, May 20, 2024 | IL
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On May 20, Midwest Director Tasha Brown testified infront of the Illinois House Financial Institutions and Licensensing Committee on behalf of SB 2234, which would enact critical protections for small business borrowers in Illinois that are falling prey to predatory lending practices. 

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | CA
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Small Business Majority signed on to a letter with 15 other California organizations and advocates to support AB 3129 (Wood), which would extend the California Attorney General’s oversight authority to private equity and hedge fund acquisitions of healthcare facilities including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and physician groups.

Monday, May 6, 2024 | National
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On May 6, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship detailing the disproportionate barriers minority business enterprises (MBEs) face and the recent attacks on programs targeting minority entrepreneurs, including the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) business development program and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

Monday, May 6, 2024 | National
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On May 6, Small Business Majority network member Brenda Doles, Co-Founder of HealthCare Resolution Services, Inc, submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship regarding the need to address ongoing racial discrimination and the role of targeted federal business programs supporting minority-owned businesses. Brenda’s testimony outlines the importance of targeted federal programs such as the U.S.

Monday, May 6, 2024 | National
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On May 6, Small Business Majority network member Hyacinth Tucker, Founder and CEO of The Laundry Basket LLC, submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship outlining specific instances of discrimination her business has faced when seeking financing and federal procurement opportunities.

Friday, May 3, 2024 | National
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On May 3rd, Small Business Majority submitted a response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Federal Trade Commission’s joint Request for Information on consolidation in healthcare. Our response outlines how the rise of healthcare consolidation, through hospital mergers and private equity investments, has contributed to higher costs for small businesses administering healthcare plans for their employees nationwide.

Friday, April 26, 2024 | National
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On April 26, Small Business Majority submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business underscoring the importance of prioritizing outreach and education efforts to the small business community to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to comply with the new Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reporting requirement established by the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA).

Monday, April 22, 2024 | National
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On April 22, Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance, Multicultural Business Alliance, and the National Employment Law Project sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in support of the final rule which would ban employers from imposing non-compete agreements on their employees.

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