Press Call: Small businesses oppose Senate healthcare bill


Monday, July 17, 2017
Contact: Angela Simaan


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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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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