NSBA | Issue Briefs

BRIEF | Fill Key Vacancies at Small Business Administration

NSBA urges the Senate and the SBA Administrator to swiftly fill all remaining vacant political appointments.

BRIEF | Fill Key Vacancies at Small Business Administration

Politics, Washington Presentation

BRIEF | Prevent IRS From Targeting Small Businesses

The IRS should focus their efforts and research to better identify noncompliant taxpayers.

BRIEF |  Prevent IRS From Targeting Small Businesses

Taxation, Washington Presentation

BRIEF | Expiring Tax Provisions

Lawmakers MUST act to ensure parity in tax rates between the smallest businesses and global corporations.

BRIEF | Expiring Tax Provisions

Taxation, Washington Presentation

BRIEF | Repeal the Corporate Transparency Act

Efforts to stem money laundering are important, but this is the wrong way to do it.

BRIEF | Repeal the Corporate Transparency Act

Reform, Washington Presentation

BRIEF | Enact Tax Reform that Prioritizes Simplification

It is imperative that the U.S. moves towards a simpler, fairer tax system.

BRIEF | Enact Tax Reform that Prioritizes Simplification

Taxation, Washington Presentation

BRIEF | Trade Promotion Authority

The U.S. has the most open markets in the world, yet our products and services still face barriers abroad.

BRIEF | Trade Promotion Authority

Trade, Exports

BRIEF | Fostering Entrepreneurship in Clean Energy

NSBA urges policymakers to promote cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities across the federal government.

BRIEF | Fostering Entrepreneurship in Clean Energy

Clean Energy, ERA

BRIEF | Support Fair and Simple Capital Gains Taxes

Congress must ensure American small businesses can secure funding for growth and innovation.

BRIEF | Support Fair and Simple Capital Gains Taxes

Taxation

BRIEF | Patent Reform Protections

The U.S. must reassert its position as an international leader in innovation with smart fixes.

BRIEF | Patent Reform Protections

Patents, Reform

BRIEF | Cybersecurity and Financial Protection

The very tools that make small businesses competitive have also put them in the crosshairs of cyber attackers.

BRIEF |  Cybersecurity and Financial Protection

Cybersecurity

BRIEF | Strengthen Federal Innovation Programs

Congress should permanently authorize and increase the funding levels for the SBIR and STTR programs.

BRIEF | Strengthen Federal Innovation Programs

Economic Development

BRIEF | Eliminate the Self-Employment Tax on Health Care

NSBA urges Congress to allow self-employed individuals to fully-deduct the cost of their health insurance.

BRIEF | Eliminate the Self-Employment Tax on Health Care

Taxation, HHR

BRIEF | Seek Deficit Reduction & Entitlement Reform

Avoiding economically disastrous growth in the national debt will require an aggressive combination of reduced spending and increased revenue.

BRIEF | Seek Deficit Reduction & Entitlement Reform

Taxation

BRIEF | Improve Workforce Training

Policymakers must ensure small business hiring is not hampered by unnecessary and unfair regulations.

BRIEF | Improve Workforce Training

HHR

BRIEF | Empower Employers to Determine Paid Leave

Employees and employers should be able to determine allocations for themselves.

BRIEF | Empower Employers to Determine Paid Leave

HHR

BRIEF | Oppose Drastic Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum wage increases and mandates affect small businesses when it comes to labor costs.

BRIEF | Oppose Drastic Minimum Wage Increases

HHR

BRIEF | Rein In The Costs of Healthcare

True relief can only be achieved through a broad reform of the current health care system.

BRIEF | Rein In The Costs of Healthcare

HHR

BRIEF | Repeal Beneficial Ownership Law

Efforts to stem money laundering are important, but there's a right and wrong way to do this when it comes to our community.

BRIEF | Repeal Beneficial Ownership Law

Capital, Reform

BRIEF | Political Reform

We must find ways to work together for the common good.

BRIEF | Political Reform

Politics, Reform

BRIEF | Bolster SBA Lending

Policymakers must ensure that programs and pandemic-related program changes are not closed if the need for lending still exists.

BRIEF | Bolster SBA Lending

Economic Development, Capital

BRIEF | Support Robust Small Business Contracting

NSBA supports reasonable reforms and policies that will further promote and facilitate small-business participation in the federal marketplace.

BRIEF | Support Robust Small Business Contracting

Economic Development, Contracting

BRIEF | Net Neutrality

A free and open Internet helps prevent unfair pricing practices by ISPs.

BRIEF | Net Neutrality

Economic Development

BRIEF | Free Trade Agreements

Free Trade Agreements have strengthened our economy and support millions of jobs.

BRIEF | Free Trade Agreements

Economic Development

BRIEF | Data Privacy Regulations

Legislation must consider the burden on small business.

BRIEF | Data Privacy Regulations

Economic Development

BRIEF | Broadband & 5G Internet

Ensuring affordable and reliable broadband internet access throughout the U.S. is crucial.

BRIEF | Broadband & 5G Internet

Technology, Innovation

BRIEF | White House Conference on Small Business

It has been more than 25 years since the last WHCSB.

BRIEF | White House Conference on Small Business

Economic Development

BRIEF | Infrastructure

Policymakers must begin the work of improving our failing infrastructure.

BRIEF | Infrastructure

Economic Development

BRIEF | Equity Capital & Crowdfunding

Lawmakers should clarify and ease costly and complex registration requirements on small businesses.

BRIEF | Equity Capital & Crowdfunding

Economic Development

BRIEF | Improve Access to Credit

Easier access to capital is more important than ever.

BRIEF | Improve Access to Credit

Economic Development

BRIEF | Strengthen SBA Office of Advocacy

Congress must ensure that it allocates the financial resources required for Advocacy, an office devoted solely to serving America’s small businesses.

BRIEF | Strengthen SBA Office of Advocacy

ERA

BRIEF | OSHA Regulations

Lawmakers and regulators should make every attempt to streamline regulations.

BRIEF | OSHA Regulations

HHR

BRIEF | Regulatory Reform & Paperwork Reduction

Relief from the massive federal regulatory burden can be achieved.

BRIEF | Regulatory Reform & Paperwork Reduction

ERA

BRIEF | Medical Liability Reform

Congress should enact much-needed medical liability reform.

BRIEF | Medical Liability Reform

HHR

BRIEF | Tort Reform

The present tort system is an expensive and inefficient way to compensate those injured.

BRIEF | Tort Reform

ERA

BRIEF | Pension Reform & Simplification

More improvements should be done to further provide small businesses with more flexibility with respect to the tools and resources.

BRIEF | Pension Reform & Simplification

HHR

BRIEF | Immigration Reform

Any comprehensive immigration legislation must address the concerns of the small-business community.

BRIEF | Immigration Reform

ERA

BRIEF | Flexible Scheduling

Congress should amend the outdated FLSA.

BRIEF | Flexible Scheduling

HHR

BRIEF | Fair Union Elections

NSBA supports fair labor, economic growth and job creation.

BRIEF | Fair Union Elections

HHR

BRIEF | Interstate Sales Tax

NSBA urges Congress to advance legislation to protect small businesses and Internet entrepreneurs.

BRIEF | Interstate Sales Tax

Taxation

BRIEF | The Fair Tax

The Fair Tax is a fair, efficient, transparent, and intelligent solution to the frustration and inequity of the current tax system.

BRIEF | The Fair Tax

Taxation