NFIB National News Releases
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National News Releases
- 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.
- Supreme Court to Review Significant Property Rights CaseJanuary 14, 2014Today the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in Brandt v. United States. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center and the Owners Council of America previously filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in this property rights case. The brief argued that the government cannot establish a trail across private property without first paying the owner just compensation as required by the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and, further, the government cannot avoid that obligation by redefining previously recognized property rights.
- Small Business Optimism Crawls ForwardJanuary 14, 2014Small-business optimism ended the year slightly up from November at 93.9, but below the previous 3 mid-year readings of over 94 and 6 points below the pre-recession average, according to the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB’s) latest index. On the positive front, reports of capital spending rose significantly in December, increasing by 9 points from November and job creation among NFIB firms was the best since February 2006. Hopefully, the promising NFIB job creation and capital spending numbers for December forecast a better 2014.
- NFIB Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down Unconstitutional NLRB "Recess" AppointmentsJanuary 13, 2014Today the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in NLRB v. Noel Canning, a case which challenges President Obama’s three purported recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was conducting pro forma sessions.
- NFIB Applauds Poster Rule DemiseJanuary 07, 2014NLRB acknowledges gross overeach
- NFIB Fights Overzealous EPADecember 10, 2013The NFIB Small Business Legal Center has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA. In this case the Supreme Court will have to decide how far the EPA can go in regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA). NFIB’s amicus brief argues that the EPA has manipulated the Clean Air Act, a law never intended to address global warming, to impose cumbersome greenhouse gas restrictions on businesses.
- Small Business Optimism Sees Slight Bump in NovemberDecember 10, 2013
- NFIB Takes First Amendment Fight to Fifth Circuit Court of AppealsDecember 05, 2013
- NFIB Jobs Statement: Ho-Hum Hiring in the Small Business SectorDecember 05, 2013
- Federal Court Overrules NLRBDecember 03, 2013Unions received yet another defeat as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the National Labor Relations Board in the case DR Horton v. National Labor Relations Board. The National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Legal Center previously filed an amicus brief in the case advocating on behalf of the employers’ right to resolve legal disputes through arbitration rather than costly court battles.