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National News Releases

  • Scholarship Awarded to Young Entrepreneurs for Small-Business AchievementsApril 16, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) has awarded five exceptional high school seniors with a $5,000 educational scholarship for their entrepreneurial accomplishments.
  • NFIB: NLRB Ambush Election Rules Will Deprive Business Owners of Protected RightsApril 10, 2014Today, Elizabeth Milito, of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center, will testify before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in opposition to a recently proposed NLRB rule to accelerate union elections. The proposed rule would dramatically change union election procedures, depriving employees of making an informed choice, stripping small businesses of due process, and compromising the rights set forth in the National Labor Relations Act.
  • NFIB: Small-Business Owner Roller Coaster ContinuesApril 08, 2014 The latest Small Business Optimism Index rose 2 points to 93.4, mostly reversing the February decline but failing once again to breach the 95 ceiling that has capped the Index during the recovery. Six of the Index components improved, two were unchanged, and two were lower.
  • Health Care 30-40 Hour RuleApril 03, 2014National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) President and CEO Dan Danner made the following statement today in response to the House passing H.R.2575 - Save American Workers Act of 2014:
  • Small Business Job Creation Better Than February But...April 02, 2014Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the March job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The survey was conducted in March and reflects the responses of 685 sampled NFIB members:
  • NFIB Tells Congress How to Strengthen Middle ClassMarch 13, 2014In testimony today during the hearing, Exploring Innovative Ideas and Policies That Can Strengthen the Economic Foundations of American Households and Contribute to the Growth of the Middle Class before the Senate Committee on Finance, NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg told members that the best way to strengthen the middle class is to support small businesses.
  • Uncertainty Continues to Be the Enemy of Small BusinessesMarch 11, 2014Small business optimism continues its winter hibernation with the latest Index dropping 2.7 points to 91.4, a reading that historically has been associated with recessions and periods of sub-par growth.
  • Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling In Property Rights CaseMarch 10, 2014Karen Harned, executive director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center, issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in Brandt v. United States.
  • NFIB Files Comments on OSHA Workplace Injury ReportingMarch 10, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) submitted comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Monday in response to proposed rules that would add requirements for the electronic submission of sensitive injury and illness information in the workplace.
  • NFIB: Temporary Delay is No FixMarch 06, 2014National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Director of Federal Public Policy Amanda Austin made the following statement in response to the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) of another delay to Obamacare minimum coverage requirements for some individuals and small businesses
  • NFIB Jobs Statement: Six More Weeks of Winter Continues to Impact Small Business HiringMarch 05, 2014Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the February job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The survey was conducted in February and reflects the responses of 792 sampled NFIB members:
  • NFIB: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Decision Puts a Lawsuit Target on the Backs of Small BusinessesMarch 04, 2014Karen Harned, executive director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center, issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in the case Lawson v FMR LLC.
  • NFIB Applauds Passage of Regulatory Reform LegislationFebruary 26, 2014National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) President & CEO Dan Danner made the following statement on the passage of NFIB Key Vote H.R. 2804, the All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act
  • Tax Reform Draft Raises Serious ConcernsFebruary 26, 2014National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Vice President of Federal Public Policy Brad Close made the following statement in response to today’s tax reform draft introduced by Chairman Camp
  • Small Business Confidence Edges Up, Ever so SlightlyFebruary 11, 2014Small business optimism started the year slightly up from December at 94.1 but well below the pre-recession average of 100, according to the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB’s) latest index.
  • Administration Again Moves Goalposts for Health CareFebruary 10, 2014National Federation of Independent Business made the following statement in response to today’s announcement delaying part of the Obamacare employer mandate through 2015
  • NFIB Files Comments on Silica RegulationsFebruary 10, 2014NFIB submitted comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in response to troubling proposed rules that will directly impact at least 25 percent of NFIB’s members and cost $7.2 billion in average lost real output per year.
  • Jolly Earns Small Business Endorsement in Special Congressional RaceFebruary 06, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association, has endorsed David Jolly in the 13th District special election. The election is being held Tuesday, March 11.
  • NFIB Jobs Statement: Not Much Hiring, but Job Creation Plans Hold onto Positive GroundFebruary 06, 2014Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the February job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The survey was conducted in January and reflects the responses of 1864 sampled NFIB members:
  • SOTU: President Snubs Small BusinessJanuary 29, 2014Once again, the President declared the importance of small business during the State of the Union, but quickly followed with proposals that demonstrate he does not understand, or simply disregards, the segment of the economy that historically has generated two-thirds of net new jobs.