American Flags

FEDERAL AGENDA

general business

  • Supports legislation that addresses businesses' and other affected entities' concerns about liability protections while operating during a pandemic. Any such liability protections should be retroactive to December 2019 so long as reasonable efforts were taken to comply with applicable government standards and public health guidance.
     

  • Supports continued CARES ACT funding through 2022 to help businesses through COVID-19 relief.
     

  • Supports funding to expand broadband infrastructure and increased access for all residents to affordable internet services, devices, and digital literacy.
     

  • Supports the Small Business Audit Correction Act which provides relief to privately held, non-custody brokers and dealers that are in good standing from certain requirements under title 1 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and for other purposes.
     

  • Opposes labor provisions that would inhibit economic growth and job creation, such as the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), which would be costly for businesses and strip employees of critical rights and flexible work opportunities.
     

  • Opposes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) proposed revision to the “estimated cost of the assistance” disaster declaration factor that it uses to evaluate a Governor’s request for a major disaster under the Public Assistance Program.
     

  • Opposes the $15 federal minimum wage increase, given the disruptive impacts on employers, particularly small businesses, as well as negative effects on the job opportunities for first time and lower skilled workers.