SBS in DC

Overcome the Tendency to Be Lazy

Posted in Apr, 9th, 2015 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

One of the things I believe is that we, as people, have a tendency to be lazy. We tend to avoid things as much as we can, and to look for the easy way out when we finally acknowledge a problem. It takes conscious effort to take proactive action and form a habit of being…

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House Passes Bill to Bring Tax Certainty to Small Businesses

Posted in Feb, 17th, 2015 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

WASHINGTON — On Friday, February 13, the House of Representatives passed  by a vote of 272-142, H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and 14 co-sponsors that will make permanent important tax policies that will give small businesses the certainty they need to grow. Upon passage, Ways…

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Update: Small Business Committee Regulatory Relief and Accountability Legislation Recently Passed by the House of Representatives

Posted in Feb, 10th, 2015 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

In the first full week of February, the House of Representatives passed two bills aimed at curbing excessive regulatory actions impacting small business. The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (HR 527) On February 5, the House passed H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, which significantly strengthens the Regulatory Flexibility Act of…

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The Save American Workers Act

Posted in Jan, 28th, 2015 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

The Save American Workers Act The 30-hour rule in ObamaCare is destroying jobs and opportunities for lower income Americans. The 30-hour rule has created a new class of workers – the ObamaCare 29ers. The 30-hour rule reduces what lower skill workers need most – experience and opportunity. The 30-hour rule diminishes educational opportunities for lower…

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113th Congress Wrap-Up for Small Business

Posted in Dec, 29th, 2014 SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

by Bob Carlstrom – New House and Senate Small Business Committees Chairs The new Chairman of the House Small Business Committee for the new 114th Congress is Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and the Ranking Democrat has been Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY).  Outgoing is Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), who has chaired this committee since 2011 and…

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Small Business and Politics: How Did Graves Do?

Posted in Dec, 29th, 2014 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer Small companies were still reeling from the recession in 2011 when Sam Graves became chairman of the House Small Business Committee. As the Missouri Republican prepares to leave his post, small business has a higher profile, partly because of the committee’s legislation on issues like federal contracts and…

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SEC Commissioner Gallagher Tackles Profound Need to Aid Small Business Capital Formation

Posted in Oct, 27th, 2014 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

by JD Alois During a presentation delivered at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher gave a thoughtful, concise and concerned speech regarding the incredibly important needs of small business in the United States.  Recognizing that “small business is the lifeblood of our economy”, Gallagher tackled many hot button issues including the…

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Just how affordable is the ACA?

Posted in Sep, 19th, 2014 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions 1

from – The Hill – by Carolyn Long The twin goals of health insurance are to enable affordable access to healthcare and to ease financial burdens when sick or injured. Accordingly, a major objective of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage is explicit: its affordability. But what counts as “affordable?” For the 7 million people…

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House OKs Cassidy’s ‘Keep Your Plan’ Bill

Posted in Sep, 15th, 2014 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

from – TheHill.com – by Cristina Marcos The House passed legislation Thursday to allow people to keep their insurance plans under ObamaCare even if the coverage doesn’t meet all of its requirements. Twenty-five Democrats broke ranks to help pass the bill in the 247-167 vote, including Reps. John Barrow (Ga.), Nick Rahall (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), who…

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Small Business Workers & Families at Risk Under ObamaCare, House Taking Action

Posted in Sep, 15th, 2014 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

from – Speaker.gov – by Katie Boyd Families across the nation lost the health plans they liked and could afford under the president’s health care law last year, and now small business employees are bracing for the next wave of cancellation notices and disruptions that could put as many as 50 million workers and their families at risk. …

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