NSBA is a uniquely member-driven organization where the small-business members drive our policy agenda. Every two years, at the beginning of a new Congress, NSBA holds the Small Business Congress where small-business owners discuss, debate and the vote on our Priority Issues.
In addition to the Priority Issues, NSBA works on various other issues of interest which are crafted through our active Issue Committee structure. Any NSBA member is welcome to participate in our four Issue Committees: Taxation, Economic Development, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, and Health and Human Resources which meet via teleconference on a monthly basis. Please click here to get involved with NSBA’s Issue Committees.
Access to Capital
Health Care & Employee Benefits
Tax & Budget
Labor & Employment
Environment & Energy
Technology & Innovation
OUR PRIORITY ISSUES
Rein-in the Costs of Health Care
NSBA urges policymakers to reduce health care costs through market-based incentives, reducing the rate of medical utilization, eliminating wasteful and harmful care, and improving quality and transparency.
Tax Reform 2.0
NSBA urges further tax reform that simplifies the tax code for small businesses, creates stability and predictability in our tax laws, moves toward greater tax parity and addresses the national debt.
NSBA urges policymakers to seek solutions to the worker skills gap that makes hiring especially challenging and to ensure hiring is not hampered by unnecessary and unfair regulations.
Deficit Reduction & Entitlement Reform
NSBA supports a two-pronged approach to reduce the ever-growing national debt which includes broad, pro-growth tax reform and much-needed entitlement reform.
Improve Cybersecurity and Financial Protection
NSBA urges Congress to establish pragmatic, streamlined guidelines and protocols to ensure the protection of online data and financials without an undue burden on small business.
NSBA supports immigration reform that ensures fair and legal access to workers in a variety of fields, avoids unfair penalties for inadvertent hiring mistakes and seeks to reduce burdens on hiring.
Data Privacy Regulations
While NSBA supports enhanced consumer data security and transparency, any legislation or regulation must address the potential burdens on small businesses and promote innovation and competitiveness.
Access to Credit & Strengthen SBA Lending
NSBA urges Congress and regulators to improve and enhance the availability of credit, capital and equity financing to small businesses, and strengthen SBA’s successful lending programs.
White House Conference on Small Business
NSBA is calling on President Donald Trump to support and Congress to authorize and appropriate funds for a White House Conference on Small Business within the next two years.
Regulatory Reform and National Regulatory Budget
Congress should seek to ease the massive federal regulatory burden through proposals such as a national regulatory budget to bring much needed regulatory reform and transparency.
JOIN AN ISSUE COMMITTEE
NSBA works on various other issues of interest which are crafted through our active Issue Committee structure. Any NSBA member is welcome to participate in our four Issue Committees: Taxation, Economic Development, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, and Health and Human Resources which meet via teleconference on a monthly basis.
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