Strengthening 7(a) Loan Program

January 17, 2018

Last week, the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Small Business Committees introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to increase the SBA's oversight authority over the 7(a) Loan Program.


House Passes Micro Investment Bill

November 16, 2017

On Nov. 9, the House passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act by a vote of 232-188. Introduced by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), the measure would greatly simplify the process for small businesses making some securities offerings. Capital is the lifeblood of any small business, and often small-business owners need...


McCracken to Talk Alt Lending 

November 8, 2017

On Feb. 15, 2018, NSBA's Todd McCracken will speak at the Online Small Business Lending and Investing Summit, where NSBA members have a registration discount.


NSBA Leadership Activates During August Recess

August 30, 2017

In late July, NSBA held eight video conference calls with our Leadership Council to discuss the August Congressional Recess and how our small-business leaders could best engage Members of Congress. The August recess has always been a prime time for constituents to engage lawmakers while they’re back home working in...


House OK’s Biz Finance Bills

July 26, 2017

On Monday the House passed three bipartisan House Small Business Committee Member bills to increase access to capital and improve small-business lending.


House Approves Financial CHOICE Act

June 15, 2017

On June 8, the House passed the Financial CHOICE Act (CHOICE 2.0), its comprehensive financial regulatory reform bill, by a 233-186 party line vote. On April 19, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) released this modified version of the financial regulatory reform legislation that he introduced in the...


Trump Signs Dodd-Frank EO

February 8, 2017

Last week, President Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at easing Dodd-Frank regulations by establishing “Core Principles” of financial regulation.


NSBA Urges Confirmation of SBA Nominee McMahon

January 24, 2017

NSBA is urging the Senate to act quickly to approve the nomination of Linda McMahon as SBA Administrator following her confirmation hearing where she touched on a number of key issues of importance to NSBA and its small-business members.