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National News Releases

  • NFIB to EPA: Small Businesses Deserve AnswersSeptember 29, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Connecticut State Director Andrew Markowski today called on Curt Spalding, Administrator for EPA's New England Region, to address the concerns of small business instead of posing with environmental groups on the banks of the Connecticut River.
  • NFIB Urges House to Pass Package of BillsSeptember 16, 2014National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Vice President of Public Policy Amanda Austin made the following statement in advance of this week’s expected vote on H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act and H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act:
  • NFIB Legal Center Takes EEOC’s Duty to Conciliate Before Filing Suit to Supreme CourtSeptember 11, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center along with the Retail Litigation Center, the United States Chamber of Commerce, and American Trucking Associations has filed a brief in the case Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The brief argues that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has an enforceable obligation to engage in good faith settlement discussions prior to filing a lawsuit and that the agency’s failure to conciliate in a meaningful fashion is subject to judicial review.
  • NFIB: New Study on Regulations Should Trigger Alarms in WashingtonSeptember 10, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today said that a new study released by a group representing American manufacturers should force Congress to get serious about taming a regulatory system that is increasingly, and perhaps prohibitively, expensive for small businesses.
  • NFIB Supports Bill to Stop Regulating PuddlesSeptember 09, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is calling on Congress to stop environmental regulators from expanding their authority over US waters to include farmers’ ponds, seasonal streams and even temporary bodies of water that most Americans would call puddles.
  • NFIB SBET Sees Slight Bump in AugustSeptember 09, 2014August’s Optimism Index rose 0.4 points to 96.1 making it the second highest reading since October, 2007. The four “hard” measures (job creation plans, job openings, capital spending plans and inventory investment plans) were collectively unchanged, and the other 6 components added to the Index a bit to produce a modest gain.
  • NFIB Jobs Statement: Ho-Hum Hiring in the Small Business SectorSeptember 02, 2014Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on August’s job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The survey was conducted in August and reflects the responses of 598 sampled NFIB members:
  • NFIB Launches National "Vote for Main Street" Campaign to Activate Small Business Communities and Voters in 2014 ElectionsAugust 19, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) launched a national political program today casting the 2014 elections as a “referendum” on Washington’s ability to restore trust with the small business community. The “Vote for Main Street” campaign defines crucial policy priorities for small businesses and their employees and urges them to support and vote for candidates with a track record of keeping their promises to small businesses.
  • NFIB Jobs Statement: Job Creation Fades Slightly but Stats Remain PositiveJuly 31, 2014Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on July’s job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The survey was conducted in July and reflects the responses of 1,645 sampled NFIB members:
  • NFIB Stands up For Property Rights in TexasJuly 25, 2014Will Newton, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, released the following statement in response to NFIB’s amicus brief filing with the in the case Texas v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. In this case the Texas Supreme Court will have to decide whether or not a business should be compensated for a billboard when the State orders the company to remove it from the property as part of a highway expansion project. NFIB’s amicus argues that the owner should be compensated whenever government requires removal of a standing structure—especially if removal results in destruction.
  • Kansas High School Senior Receives National Award for Entrepreneurial SuccessJuly 16, 2014Zack Haney of Topeka KS wins entrepreneurial scholarship for owning and operating his own business, Kansas Carnival Supply, LLC and for giving back to the community.
  • New York High School Senior Receives National Award for EntrepreneurialJuly 16, 2014LeiLei Secor of Hagaman NY wins entrepreneurial scholarship for owning and operating her own business, Designed by Lei.
  • Two High School Seniors Receive National Award for Entrepreneurial SuccessesJuly 16, 2014Two high school seniors are recognized for entrepreneurship. They were presented with a scholarship to use toward their college tuition.
  • NFIB Urges Supreme Court to Protect Process for Ensuring Small Business Has Access to Mobile ServicesJuly 11, 2014Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, made the following statement in response to NFIB’s amicus brief filing in T-Mobile v. City of Roswell. In this case the Supreme Court will have to decide whether local municipalities must provide detailed explanations to wireless carriers when they deny applications to build new cell towers.
  • NFIB Asks Congress to Stop Massive Federal OverreachJuly 08, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) sent letters to a U.S. Senator and the House Appropriations Committee today thanking them for efforts to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from greatly expanding federal authority over private property and dramatically changing definitions in the Clean Water Act.
  • NFIB: Federal Government Can’t Use Sarbanes Oxley to Hook Small Business OwnersJuly 08, 2014Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, made the following statement in response to NFIB’s amicus brief filing in Yates vs. US. In this case the Supreme Court will have to decide whether or not John Yates, a fisherman who threw back three undersized fish, should be criminally prosecuted and imprisoned under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a law intended to stop corporate fraud.
  • NFIB SBET: Small Business Optimism Can’t Be SustainedJuly 08, 2014After a promising 3 month run, June’s Optimism Index fell 1.6 points to 95.0. While job components improved, capital outlays and planned spending faded along with expectations for improving business conditions. Overall only two Index components improved, two were unchanged, and six fell.
  • NFIB Jobs Statement: Job Picture Remains SolidJuly 02, 2014Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on June’s job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The survey was conducted in June and reflects the responses of 672 sampled NFIB members:
  • NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Announces Winner of the NFIB/Craft Media Entrepreneurship Video AwardJuly 02, 2014Today the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) announced Paloma Ortiz as the winner of the NFIB Entrepreneurship Video award, a scholarship program designed to provide an opportunity for young people to utilize their passion for entrepreneurship in a creative manner. Paloma Ortiz is a recent high school graduate from Llano, Texas and owner of Paloma Productions. She will be attending University of Texas-Austin in the fall where she will major in biology.
  • Supreme Court Deals Blow to Union SchemesJune 30, 2014Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Harris v. Quinn. In this case NFIB filed an amicus brief arguing that forcing home care providers to affiliate with a union and subsidize union activities violated their rights to free expression and association.