NFIB is the leading advocate for small business owners, with offices in Washington, D.C., and every state capital. Our mission is to defend the right of small business owners to run their businesses without undue government interference and to advance public policies that promote their success. We proudly represent hundreds of thousands of members nationwide from every industry and sector. And we are the only major business organization whose policies and positions are established by the members directly, not by executive staff or the Board of Directors. That’s what makes us credible, widely respected and effective.

Our Policy Agenda



$12 Minimum Wage & Indexing

NFIB is gearing up for a fight against a citizens’ initiative to raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2020, index for automatic y...



Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA issued a memo clarifying areas of the rule that they will enforce and is accepting comments on a new burdensome lead rule.



Victory! Small Business Expensing Made Permanent!

Thanks to the voices of thousands of NFIB's small business owners, Congress passed the small business expensing limit at $500,0...


Keep Tax Rates Low

NFIB supports making permanent important tax-relief provisions that have been recently enacted and extended.

Government & Regulatory Reform


The Eyes of NFIB/Texas Are Upon You, State Legislature

Inside the Legislature in the Interim


NFIB Continues to Fight EPA Regulatory Land-Grab

The President has just vetoed a bipartisan joint resolution of disapproval for the EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule, but there is ...



Obama Directs Labor Department to Increase Overtime Eligibility

NFIB has objected to the new rule in comments to the DOL. We need you to tell Members of Congress that DOL's proposal is unwork...


What To Know About HB 394

The bill to reform Ohio's Unemployment Compensation System is taking shape.



Reduce Energy Cost

NFIB is supporting legislation to extend the natural gas pipeline and to expand access to hydroelectric power, saving 10 to 20%...




Preserve Michigan’s Term Limits Law

NFIB has surveyed its small business members numerous times on the issue of changing the term limits law and each time they hav...


Frivolous Lawsuits

NFIB supports mandatory sanctions for lawyers who bring frivolous lawsuits.

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