Small businesses support Senate NO vote on "skinny repeal"

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July 28, 2017
Contact: Angela Simaan, Communications Director
angela@mainstreetalliance.org

 

Small businesses support Senate NO vote on “skinny repeal”

Small business owners nationwide applaud the 51 Senators who voted against repealing health care, with special thanks to Senators Collins, Murkowski, and McCain

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Main Street Alliance Small Business Owner Matt McColm Speaks at Empty-Chair Town Hall with Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Matt McColm, Main Street Alliance member and owner of Suzie Health Solutions in Wenatchee, spoke out at an empty chair town hall in Washington’s 8th congressional district this past Saturday. Sharing his perspective as an insurance producer and as someone with a pre-existing condition, Matt talked about the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act, and solutions for better health care.

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Over 1,000 Small Business Stand in Opposition to Senate Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

More than one thousand small business owners from across the country sent the following letter to the Senate today ahead of the motion to proceed on health care legislation: 

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Press Call: Small businesses oppose Senate healthcare bill

**MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CALL**

Monday, July 17, 2017
Contact: Angela Simaan
202-281-4748
angela@mainstreetalliance.org

 

PRESS CALL:
Small business leaders oppose Senate healthcare bill
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Cruz-Lee Amendment Fails Small Businesses

The latest iteration of the Republican’s Senate bill for repealing and replacing the ACA includes a proposal designed to attract the support of more Republican Senators who have stood in opposition to the first version. The Cruz-Lee amendment would allow insurers to sell off cheap insurance plans that fall short of providing the essential benefits required by the ACA, just as long as the insurance companies offer at least one plan that meets the ACA requirements.

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Washington State Passes Paid Family Leave

The Main Street Alliance is celebrating a significant victory for small business and working families in Washington state. After deep bipartisan negotiations, Paid Family and Medical Leave was signed into law last week in Olympia, making Washington the fifth state in the nation to provide this benefits to all workers!

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Small Businesses Call for Transparency

Setting up an anonymous company in the US is easy, with little paperwork and even fewer questions. These shell companies do no real business, but are often used for corrupt and criminal purposes; purposes that hurt small businesses in a number of ways. Now, Congressional lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are working together to put a stop to anonymous shell companies.

Main Street Alliance business leaders join the bipartisan call to end anonymous shell companies. 

 

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Washington Small Business Owners Call for Increased Public Investment Through Progressive Tax Structure

This week, Main Street Alliance small business owners spoke out in support of the proposed Seattle income tax. 

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New Bill Combats Shell Company Corruption and Helps Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC -- Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced today the Corporate Transparency Act, a House bill aimed at preventing shell companies from hiding corrupt and criminal activity. The US is one of the easiest places in the world to open a shell company. 

 

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Small businesses concerned by Senate's health care bill

WASHINGTON, DC --  Concerned about health care legislation moving through Congress, hundreds of small business owners gathered on Friday, June 23 for a phone briefing with a key administrator of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to discuss what these changes would mean for their businesses. 

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