NSBA Applauds Passage of 1099 Repeal

April 5, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – The Senate today passed legislation to repeal the expanded 1099 reporting provision that was included as a pay-for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This egregious provision would have drastically expanded the number of companies on which small firms must file a...

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NSBA Board Member Testifies Before Congress

March 11, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, David Ickert, of Air Tractor, Inc. in Olney, Texas and a former chair of the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA)—the international trade arm of NSBA—testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. The hearing,...

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NSBA President Joins Sen. Durbin in Support of Swipe Fee Reform

March 10, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – Today, NSBA President Todd McCracken joined Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) at the Capitol in support of swipe fee reform. McCracken and Durbin were joined by nearly 100 small-business owners as they urged Congress and the Federal Reserve (the Fed) to protect commonsense swipe fee...

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NSBA Releases Top 10 Priorities

March 2, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – NSBA today unveiled the result of its small-business members’ votes on the organization’s top 10 priority issues for the 112th Congress. Following last week’s Small Business Congress where members heard from myriad policy experts and debated more than 30 different issues facing small business,...

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NSBA to Co-Host Press Call on Swipe Fee Reform

February 15, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 mbrogan@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – In advance of the eighth public hearing on debit and credit card swipe fees, Todd McCracken will join Main Street business owners and advocates on a press call TOMORROW, Feb. 16 at 1:00 p.m. EST to stress the importance of swipe fee reform for merchants...

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Obama Announces Intent to Nominate NSBA President to Advisory Committee

February 11, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken to the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. The Advisory Committee is tasked with providing policy advice on trade matters to the U.S. Trade Representative. In his...

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NSBA Releases 2010 Year-End Economic Report

February 2, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – NSBA today released its 2010 Year-End Economic Report which shows the small-business community is on the path to recovery. The report shows the largest gains in small-business hiring and revenues in two years, and a slight thawing of credit markets. Additionally, small-business owners’ confidence in...

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NSBA Reaction to State of the Union Address

January 25, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – Two overriding themes permeated President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight; innovation and entrepreneurship. From broad, patriotic rhetoric to specific proposals, Obama’s comments underscored both the founding principle of innovation and entrepreneurship in the American dream as well as their...

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NSBA Applauds Gene Sperling’s Appointment as Chief Economic Advisor

January 7, 2011

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz   Washington, D.C. – NSBA applauds the appointment of Gene Sperling as director of the National Economic Council. During his tenure as the top aid to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Sperling was instrumental in the passage of various pieces of pro-small-business legislation including initiatives to enhance...

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