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American small businesses continue to shoulder the burden of skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, snarled supply chains, and severe economic uncertainty. As it was in January, February is experiencing even more disappointing economic indicators. President Biden and the Democrats’ reckless and wasteful spending agenda continues to fuel the inflation crisis. Energy prices are up, goods…

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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Throughout 2021, small businesses across the country were facing skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, a supply chain crisis, and severe economic uncertainty. Unfortunately, it is clear that these issues are still prominent in 2022. President Biden and the Democrats' reckless spending agenda has surged inflation to new heights and forced Americans to pay more for just about…

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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On Wednesday, the Department of Labor reported that inflation remains at a 13-year high. The July 2021 Consumer Price Index increased 0.5 percent, or 5.4 percent year-over-year. In response to this report, Ranking Member Luetkemeyer released the following statement: "Today’s inflation report reaffirms what Republicans have been warning for months. Small…

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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The Biden administration is fueling inflation with an outrageous tax-and-spend agenda, all while leaving Main Street America with the bill. This morning, the Department of Labor reported that inflation increased 5.4 percent from a year ago, the fastest pace in nearly 13 years. In addition, a total of 48 percent of small businesses were forced to raise their prices…

Update from Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer: Biden’s Tax Increases, Backbreaking Policy for Small Businesses

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Following a year of unprecedented state and local government shutdowns and regulations, and hampered demand due to COVID-19, small businesses are collectively starting to recover. With states opening and vaccines being distributed, the nation’s job creators are eagerly anticipating a return to operation without excessive government overreach. However, just as America’s small business…

Small Businesses and the Opioid Crisis: Here's What You Need to Know

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There’s no question the economy is soaring and with small business optimism at a record high, there’s much to be hopeful about. Employees are the lifeblood of a small business, and currently 25 percent of small businesses cite difficulty in finding qualified workers as their single biggest problem. In a survey by Private Capital Index, 54 percent of small businesses report they plan on…

The Small Business Case for Repeal and Replace

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The Small Business Case for Repeal and Replace For years, members of the small business community have been testifying before the House Small Business Committee on the failures of Obamacare and the reasons it needs to be repealed and replaced.  House Republicans have been listening to them all along. The House has passed legislation that will clear the way for the repeal and…

Small Business Provisions in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act

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Small Business Provisions in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act You can read the full text of the Conference Report for the FY17 NDAA HERE.   Section 1801 – Plain Language Rewrite of Requirements for Small Business Procurements This section rewords section 15 (a) of the Small Business Act as plain English so that small businesses and contracting agencies will…

Bipartisan Small Business Solutions Hit the House Floor Today

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5 bipartisan bills hit the House floor today. These solutions have three important things in common: they protect and provide opportunities for small businesses to thrive, save taxpayer dollars, and promote greater accountability from the federal government. H.R. 4284, Service Provider Opportunity Clarification Act of 2015 Offered by Rep.…

42,000

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Today, President Obama rejected 42,000 new jobs. These jobs would be created in communities throughout our nation, including places like Cincinnati, Ohio: “When we talk about the jobs Keystone would support, we’re not just talking about numbers. We’re talking about real people, like those I’ve met at the Siemens factory in Cincinnati who stand ready to manufacture the electric motors…