ISSUES

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.

THE ISSUES

Access to Capital
Health Care & Employee Benefits
Tax & Budget
Labor & Employment
Regulatory Reform
Environment & Energy
Exporting
Technology & Innovation
Contracting
Entrepreneurial Development

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.

Trained Workforce

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.

Immigration Reform

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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