NASE Statement on Trump Administration’s First 100 Days

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
CONTACT:  Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media | 202-670-5747 (mobile)

Must Focus on Issues that Foster Entrepreneurship like Health Care, Tax Reform and Regulatory Evaluation Going Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the first 100 day mark of President Trump’s Administration approaches, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement:

“The first 100 days of the Trump Administration included substantial discussions regarding the need to put forward common sense solutions to policies that will promote entrepreneurship through self-employment, including health care, regulatory policy and tax reform. Despite a failed vote on a proposed new health care law, we applaud action taken to reduce the regulatory burden on the small business community, and encourage further action to level the playing field for America’s small business community, the self-employed and micro-businesses, who stand ready to work with President Trump and Congress.

“Now is the time to identify creative solutions that will maximize the American entrepreneurial spirit. We must have a health insurance and health care system that doesn’t punish the self-employed. We need to ensure equity in our tax code by overhauling our tax system while acknowledging that the majority of 27 million self-employed and micro-business are individual tax filers and would benefit from a lower individual rate. Finally, we need strong regulations that protect the self-employed, not hinder the ability for a small business to run and operate in the United States.

“The NASE recognizes that President Trump has an aggressive agenda to promote and support small businesses. We look forward to having a seat at the table and doing our part to move forward a legislative agenda forward focused on the American people and the small business community, our country’s economic engine.”

**To interview Vlietstra, please contact Kristofer Eisenla at or (202) 670-5747 **

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The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. In addition, NASE’s new health care portal helps small business owners navigate the nation’s health care marketplace. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at


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