Legislation to Combat Coronavirus Adds Significant Consequences for America's Small Businesses and Employees

Date: March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2020) — NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued the following statement from NFIB President Brad Close in response to Senate passage of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:


“We appreciate Congress’ efforts to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on American workers, small businesses, and our national economy, but imposing costly and unsustainable mandates on small businesses is not the answer. Small businesses in every state are facing extremely low foot traffic, reduced revenues, and are struggling to remain afloat. Our members are telling us, in droves, that the additional mandates in this bill could be a devastating blow they cannot afford to shoulder. Small business owners need relief now, and we look forward to continuing to work with Congress and the administration in this next phase to find a workable solution moving forward.”

FRIDAY, March 20th at 12pm ET

NFIB COVID-19 Part II – Congressional and Legal Update for Small Businesses

Join Kevin Kuhlman, NFIB’s Senior Director of Federal Government Relations, for a legislative update and details on NFIB’s efforts to address small business concerns with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the congressional bill addressing the impact of COVID-19. The bill includes many provisions that apply to small businesses including paid sick leave and paid family medical leave along with tax credits and other provisions impacting small employers. 

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