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Letters to Congress

Capital Access and Formation Package: H.R. 5405, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act

By at 15 September, 2014, 7:35 am

The Honorable Mike Fitzpatrick United States House of Representatives 2400 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515   Dear Representative Fitzpatrick: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council strongly supports H.R. 5405, the “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act.” Thank you for your steadfast leadership on the critical issue of U.S. capital formation and capital […]

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S. 2199: A Flawed and Intrusive Approach to Paycheck Fairness (Coalition Letter)

By at 10 September, 2014, 8:32 pm

The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   Dear Leaders Reid and McConnell: The undersigned urge you and your colleagues to oppose cloture on the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 2199), as well as the underlying bill itself. […]

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Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, H.R. 5078

By at 9 September, 2014, 11:35 am

          The Honorable Steve Southerland United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515   Dear Congressman Southerland: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and it nationwide membership of more than 100,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs strongly endorse H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection […]

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S.J. Res. 19 Eliminates Free Speech Protections Guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution (Multi-Industry Letter)

By at 9 September, 2014, 9:31 am

(A PDF copy of the letter can be accessed HERE.)   TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE: We write to express our strong opposition to S.J. Res. 19, which would eliminate many of the free speech protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights. First, the resolution goes against the First Amendment’s bedrock […]

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H.R. 5184, The National Regulatory Budget Act of 2014

By at 8 August, 2014, 11:27 am

The Honorable Steve Scalise Majority Whip United States House of Representatives 2338 Rayburn Building Washington, DC 20515   Dear Majority Whip Scalise: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is pleased to support H.R. 5184, the National Regulatory Budget Act of 2014. According to SBE Council’s Center for Regulatory Solutions national poll, Americans overwhelmingly […]

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H.R. 5145, “Open Government Technology Work to More Businesses Act of 2014″ (Federal Procurement)

By at 21 July, 2014, 8:10 am

The Honorable Scott Peters 2410 Rayburn Building Washington, DC 20515   Dear Representative Peters: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is pleased to support H.R. 5145, the “Open Government Technology Work to More Businesses Act of 2014.” SBE Council’s small business and self-employed entrepreneur members are innovators who deliver products and services that […]

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H.R. 5018: The “Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014″

By at 17 July, 2014, 8:14 am

The Honorable Bill Huizenga 1217 Longworth Building Washington, DC 20515   Dear Representative Huizenga: Thank you for your leadership in introducing H.R. 5018, the “Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.” The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is pleased to support this important legislation. The small business and self-employed entrepreneurs who comprise […]

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Davis-Bacon Repeal Amendment to the FY15 Water and Appropriations Bill

By at 9 July, 2014, 3:59 pm

Dear Member of the U.S. House of Representatives: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am writing to urge your support for an amendment to the FY15 Water and Appropriations bill to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act for public works projects. Taxpayers are not receiving fair value for the projects they […]

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U.S. HOUSE VOTE: H.R. 4718- A bill to make permanent and modify Bonus Depreciation

By at 8 July, 2014, 11:20 am

UPDATE: The U.S. House passed H.R. 4718, to modify and make bonus depreciation permanent, on July 11, 2014 by a vote of 258-160.   Dear Member of the U.S. House of Representatives: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and our nationwide membership of small business owners and entrepreneurs, I am writing to […]

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Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, H.R. 3086

By at 25 June, 2014, 12:55 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2014, H.R. 3086, passed the U.S. House by voice vote on July 15, 2014   The Honorable Bob Goodlatte Chairman House Judiciary Committee U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515   Dear Chairman Goodlatte: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and our nationwide […]

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