You're Invited to Join a Call About Changes to Health Care

Please join Main Street Alliance for a call tomorrow about changes to the Affordable Care Act and what it means for small business. 

Friday, June 23 at 2pm ET - Register for call-in details

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Small business owners tell House members: you made the wrong CHOICE

Financial CHOICE Act guts Dodd-Frank, taking small business financial protections with it

Washington, DC --- House Republicans voted today to pass the Financial CHOICE Act. Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners, released the following statement:

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The Regulatory Accountability Act is a threat to small businesses

By Leo Nguyen

In recent years, American conservatives have been publicly reminiscing about an imaginary time, the bygone heydey of the laissez-faire market created by our Founding Fathers.

“Overregulation is killing jobs! And entrepreneurship! And limiting economic growth!” are the cries from the right.

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New CBO Score Confirms Small Business Fear

Budget office: 23 million lose insurance, premiums spike, $834 billion cut from Medicaid. Small business owners face mounting economic insecurity.

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Small businesses can't afford the Trump budget plan

Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues, released this statement on President Trump’s budget:

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With financial regulation under scrutiny, officials meet with small business owners

SAN DIEGO, CA --- Small business owners met with federal regulators in San Diego today to explain the significant financing challenges they routinely face in starting and running their businesses. The meeting included representatives from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Reserve, and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Explores Ways to Assess the Availability of Credit for Small Business

Banks still give far fewer loans to small businesses than they did before the 2008 financial crisis, even though lending to big businesses is up. In a hearing with CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Main Street Alliance small business owners ask why. 

 

 

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CFPB to host field hearing about small business lending

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY:

May 9, 2017

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TO HOST FIELD HEARING ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS LENDING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will convene a public field hearing focused on small business lending. The field event will feature remarks by CFPB Director Richard Cordray, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Department of Business Oversight Commissioner Jan Lynn Owen, and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, followed by a panel discussion with consumer advocates and industry representatives, and concluding with testimony from members of the public. The event will be livestreamed at consumerfinance.gov.

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Trumpcare Tramples Small Businesses

GOP repeal bill strips health care from millions to finance $600 billion tax giveaway to corporations, wealthiest. Small business owners say this bill is not only immoral, but also hurts their businesses. 

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Trump's Tax Plan: No Country for Small Business

The Trump Administration released an outline today of its plan to reform the corporate tax code. In general, the plan offers huge tax cuts for corporations and high-earning individuals - its cornerstone reform is a corporate tax rate cut from 35% to 15% - with changes to deductions that are nowhere near enough to offset the cost.

Amanda Ballantyne, the National Director of Main Street Alliance, released the following statement:

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