Advocacy

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

Economy

Economy

84th Legislative Session Impact on Small Business

NFIB/Texas provides the insight on how the state legislature impacted small business in 2015.

Economy

2015 Session Update: Legislature Stops Obamacare Expansion but Abandons Other Priorities

Some small business priorities were left on the table as the Florida Legislature prepares to gavel out.

Healthcare

Healthcare

Are Your Representatives Fighting the Latest Obamacare Penalty?

Tell Congress to protect small businesses from the latest catastrophic Internal Revenue Service penalties created in the health...

Healthcare

Understanding the New Healthcare Law

With the new healthcare bill now signed into law, you may be wondering: what does this mean for me?

Taxes

Taxes

Congress Votes to Increase the Small Business Expensing Limit

NFIB supports permanent increases to Section 179 expensing limits.

Taxes

Higher Taxes

NFIB is working to defeat efforts to increase the income tax on “wealthy” individuals and couples. The definition of “wea...

Government & Regulatory Reform

Regulation

Upcoming Regulations to Watch

Regulations Affecting Small Business

Regulation

New Overtime Rule Add Costs to Small Businesses and Hurts Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor recently proposed changes to its overtime rule that will make it harder for small businesses to pr...

Labor

Labor

Expanded Workplace Control

NFIB is fighting to defeat various attempts to expand reasons an employee may demand time off from work, including months of un...

Labor

$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...

Energy

Energy

Reduce Energy Cost

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

Energy

Legal

Regulation

Upcoming Regulations to Watch

Regulations Affecting Small Business

Regulation

NFIB Pushes Back Against the Big Labor Agenda

NFIB is fighting both in Congress and the courts to make sure the NLRB fulfills its original mission to be an impartial moderat...

Advocacy and Elections Coverage for Small Business: NFIB. Find policy updates and analysis to understand what matters to small businesses nationally and on the state level.



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