Capitol Hill Update: Critical Legislative and Regulatory Issues for Small Business Owners
NFIB’s public policy staff explains the latest legislative issues being debated in Congress and regulatory developments from the agencies in Washington, D.C. Understand the latest policy issues on Capitol Hill and how they may affect your small business. Issues discussed include: immigration, taxes, regulation and more. You’ll also learn how to weigh in on issues with your lawmakers.
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Recorded: Wed., June 12
12 PM ET (9 AM PT)
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Kate Bonner, Manager of Legislative Affairs, has worked in NFIB’s Federal Public Policy Office in Washington, DC since 2007. Her primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining contacts with staff and Members of Congress in personal offices and committees, the Executive branch, and Federal Agencies. Responsible for approximately 100 House of Representatives’ offices, she enjoys working closely with a variety of hill staff on a host of issues important to small business owners. On NFIB’s behalf, Kate chairs the Small Business Legal Reform Coalition and also serves on the H-2B Workforce Coalition. Prior to NFIB, Kate worked in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ashley Fingarson is Manager Legislative Affairs (Senate) at NFIB. She has extensive background on federal tax and budget policy as well as experience with Native American, legal and regulatory reform issues. Most recently, Ashley served as the Legislative Assistant for tax and budget policy for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). Prior to her time with the Senator, she was the Director of Legislative Affairs at Associated Builders and Contractors and focused primarily on tax and fiscal issues, as well as OSHA and transportation policy.
Dan Bosch, Manager of Regulatory Policy, has been in this role since October 2010. His primary responsibilities include identifying federal regulatory issues that impact NFIB’s small business-owner members, filing comments with federal agencies, and educating Capitol Hill staff on how small businesses are impacted by federal regulation. Dan also works closely with representatives of other industry groups on regulatory issues that affect businesses in various industries. Prior to his current role, Dan worked for NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center for five years. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and has a Master of Public Administration degree from The American University.