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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.
As of January 1, 2024, some small businesses in the United States are required to file a Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report with the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). This new reporting requirement is part of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), a law designed to help prevent and combat money laundering, tax fraud and other financial crimes. A recent Small Business Majority national opinion poll gauged small business owners’ awareness of the new BOI reporting requirement and their experiences with filing the report.
Small businesses are rebounding from issues stemming from the pandemic, but rising healthcare costs are hurting their bottom lines and limiting their growth. New opinion polling reveals that small business owners strongly support bipartisan policy solutions that lower costs by setting price caps, increasing transparency and promoting competition in the healthcare industry.
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.
Matt Brandenburger is Small Business Majority's engagement assistant, working to build and maintain relationships with small business owners, contributing to the organization's small business database and conducting interviews with small business owners. Additionally, he supports the development of Small Business Majority's spokesperson program. Previously, Matt was an International Security Assistance Intern at CRDF Global in Arlington, V.A. supporting their Partnership for Nuclear Threat Reduction-Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (PNTR-NDF) team.
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.
On January 17, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Budget at a hearing on closing corporate loopholes that reward offshoring jobs and profits in the tax code. He shared comments on initiatives to bring parity to the tax code and recover lost revenue that would greatly support the small business community.
Connor supports Small Business Majority’s government affairs work through the organization’s relationships and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, the Biden-Harris administration, federal agencies, and the White House. Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Connor was an Assistant Policy Officer at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where he supported policy advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill to expand and strengthen federal affordable housing and community development policies.
On December 20, Small Business Majority joined the American Sustainable Business Network, Businesses for Conservation and Climate Action, Main Street Alliance and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce in filing an amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court. The brief argues that efforts to enable any business to circumvent regulatory statute of limitations would create uncertainty and confusion for businesses seeking to remain in compliance with the law.