Op-Eds and Articles

August 26th, 2015 by

In a Beltway Insiders edition of Roll Call on August 26, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan urged the U.S. Senate to pass S. 431, the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act. The bill, likes its House companion that passed on voice vote in June, would permanently ban taxes on Internet access. In the Op-ed […]

July 31st, 2015 by

  …we need rules that incentivize competition and innovation, not rules preserving old networks   In a July 31 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reminds readers that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering new rules on how certain Internet providers can retire old copper telephone networks and deploy […]

July 22nd, 2015 by

In a July 22 Op-ed in the Washington Examiner, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the extraordinary opportunities that have benefitted small businesses and entrepreneurs due to America’s energy renaissance. Kerrigan writes that opportunities and economic growth will continue to be abundant if Washington updates U.S. energy policies regarding LNG […]

June 17th, 2015 by

In a June 17 Oped in The Hill, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan laments the fact that tax reform lacks momentum, but that doesn’t mean selective tax hikes should fill the void. In the piece, Kerrigan notes: “The energy industry is a case in point. Some lawmakers would like to raise taxes on […]

June 12th, 2015 by

    In a National Review Online piece, SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan reminds readers that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) controversial Internet regulation order kicks in today. As Kerrigan writes in her piece: “So today, though few Americans are taking note of it now, we move from a competitive marketplace, characterized by […]

May 3rd, 2015 by

The Roanoke Times published an Op-ed by SBE Council Chief Economist Ray Keating on how increased energy exports will boost small business growth, job creation, and new startup activity.   As noted by Keating in his piece: “The prevailing misperception is that ‘Big Oil’ will be the sole beneficiary of crude oil exports when the […]

May 3rd, 2015 by

In a May 3 opinion piece in The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado), SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating points to the tremendous growth in new small businesses, small business jobs and small business growth in the state of Colorado due to the state’s energy sector. He argues that the slowdown in this growth (and […]

April 7th, 2015 by

In an April 7 Washington Examiner Op-ed, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council chief economist Raymond Keating explains the role of small businesses in driving America’s energy renaissance. As noted in his piece, small firms and their workers will directly benefit from a change in outdated policies that restrict crude oil exports. “Congressional and public interest […]

February 20th, 2015 by

In a Real Clear Policy Op-ed on February 20, SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan argued for a change to outdated trucking regulations. Current rules are driving inefficiency, she wrote, and modernizing them could lower transportation costs for small businesses while reducing congestion on the nation’s highways. In the piece, “A Small Change to […]

January 29th, 2015 by

In a January 29 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council chief economist Raymond Keating writes how refreshing it was to hear President Obama acknowledge the importance of America’s energy renaissance in his State of the Union Address. “Indeed, the benefits have been considerable, including for small businesses, and greater opportunities lay ahead if governmental obstacles […]

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