MSA business owner testifies in the House

Main Street Alliance Executive Committee member David Borris, owner of Hel's Kitchen Catering in Northbrook, Illinois, testified before the House Small Business Committee on March 22, 2017 in a hearing about "Making Washington Work for America's Small Businesses."

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GOP cripples small business owners’ ability to save for the future

Washington, D.C. – Senate Republicans today narrowly repealed a regulation that made it possible for cities to administer retirement plans commonly known as Secure Choice, and are likely to repeal the accompanying state-level rule as well. These repeals hurt small businesses and their employees for no reason other than to benefit mutual fund companies that don’t want competition from more transparent, lower-cost plans set up by local government.

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Small Businesses Demand a NO Vote on AHCA

Small business owners from across the country came to Washington, DC this week to demand their Congressional representatives vote no on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). 

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H.R. 1101 hurts small businesses' health care

Main Street Alliance small business owners oppose the "Small Business Health Fairness Act" (H.R. 1101). 



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Small businesses support bill that would ensure no Mainer has to choose between income and health

Millett introduces legislation for universal sick leave, including paid leave for 230,000 workers.

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GOP’s ‘American Health Care Act’ a Disaster for Small Business

Main Street business owners fear instability, starved state budgets, skyrocketing premiums, and collapse of private insurance market.

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Revised Trump “Muslim Ban” is as Divisive and Bad for Business as the First

New executive order built on the same open bigotry that goes against Main Street values.

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Contradictor-in-Chief: Trump’s Pro-Small Business Rhetoric at Odds with Executive Orders & Policy Proposals

President Trump’s Congressional Address full of empty promises to Main Street businesses.

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Small Business Owners Give Members of Congress a Bellyache

During a town hall on Tuesday, Main Street Alliance leader and Iowa pig farmer Chris Petersen brought Senator Charles Grassley a present: a bottle of Tums for the hard years ahead if Congress dismantles the health care system.

“You’re going to need them the next few years,” he said. “People are disappointed.”

Petersen drew a laugh from the large crowd gathered in Iowa Falls, but his message was a clear call for Grassley to act in the best interest of small businesses across the country and keep our health care system intact. The repeal of the ACA and gutting Medicaid would cause millions of people to lose insurance, a significant portion of them small business owners and their employees.

“With all due respect, sir, you’re the man that talked about death panels,” said Petersen. “We’re going to create one great big death panel in this country.”

Millions of Main Street small businesses owners, their employees, and their communities have benefited from expanded coverage under the ACA. In Iowa alone, a repeal of the ACA and Medicaid expansion would cost nearly 26,000 jobs and more than $8 billion by 2023. This week’s packed town halls across the country show that many Americans share the grave concerns of Main Street.

Read more about Main Street business owners taking action in Iowa this week to protect the health care system: 

The New York Times
NBC News
Radio Iowa

Main Street Alliance members across the country are turning out in full force this week as part of the nationwide campaign to #SaveOurHealthCare and #ProtectOurCare.


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