On February 15, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to the White House in response to reports that Secretary Martin Walsh is expected to depart the U.S. Department of Labor. Secretary Walsh has been an important and successful advocate for America’s workers as part of a truly inclusive economy. Should he in fact decide to leave the agency, we strongly urge you to nominate Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su to serve as the next Secretary of Labor.
Ahead of a hearing in the New Mexico Senate Tax, Business and Transportation Committee, Awesta Sarkash, Public Policy Director, submitted a letter of support for SB 11, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The bill would create a state-run paid family and medical leave fund that employers and their employees can take advantage of during critical health-related moments.
Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Georgia. The state’s 1.2 million small businesses comprise 99.6% of all businesses in the state, and they employ 1.7 million residents—nearly half of all Georgia employees.
Today, Public Policy Director and New Mexico Outreach Director submitted a letter to New Mexico's House Health & Human Services Committee in favor of HB 51, the Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) Act. This legislation would help address the high cost of prescription drugs, which have a great impact on small business owners who are struggling to offer healthcare benefits to their employees.
On February 2, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee in support of SB 23-037, legislation that would protect Colorado small business owners from deceptive mailings and solicitations related to Secretary of State documents.
Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Colorado.
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.
Virginia is home to more than 795,000 small businesses, employing 1.6 million people and accounting for 99.5% of all businesses in Virginia.