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  • NASE President to Testify on Small Business Owners’ Expectations for Health Care Reform

    Feb 06, 2017

    As the United States Congress debates the future of the health care system, Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, will testify on Tuesday, February 7th before the House Committee on Small Business about the challenges and opportunities in health care.

  • Small Business Agenda Items for the Trump Administration

    Jan 19, 2017

    As President-elect Donald J. Trump prepares to take the oath of office of President of the United States tomorrow, 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 encouraging the new president to “work with the small business community and across the aisle to find common ground in making our economy stronger.”

  • Small Business Community Looking for Clear Action to Stabilize Health Care Marketplace

    Jan 12, 2017

    As the U.S. Congress begins initial legislative actions to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 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 is available to discuss how best Congress should move forward with the replace process the health care law.

  • Small Business Community’s Open Letter to the 115th Congress

    Jan 03, 2017

    As the 115th Congress convenes today, 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, published the below open letter calling for bipartisan support for the small business community to help strengthen the nation’s economic engine, by specifically addressing the areas of health care, regulatory evaluation and tax reform.

  • NASE Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

    Dec 15, 2016

    With the “21st Century Cures Act” signed into law, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded the inclusion of a provision that allows small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Statement on Small Business Administration Nominee

    Dec 07, 2016

    Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Linda McMahon as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • Small Biz Community Lauds Senate Passage of Bill Eliminating Penalty for Small Businesses Offering HRA's

    Dec 07, 2016

    The U.S. Senate passed legislation today allowing small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded today’s bipartisan vote and encouraged President Obama to sign the "21st Century Cures Act" into law. The House passed the legislation last week.

  • NASE Applauds U.S. House Passage of Bill Allowing Small Businesses to Provide HRA’s Without Penalty

    Nov 30, 2016

    The United States House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today by a vote of 392 to 26 allowing small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded today’s bipartisan vote calling it, “a step in the right direction towards ensuring our nation’s healthcare system works for all Americans.”

  • MEDIA AVAIL: Small Biz Expert Talks Economy, Health Care & Tax Reform in new op-ed in The Hill

    Nov 29, 2016

    As President-elect Trump outlines an agenda for his first 100 days in office, 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, encourages the administration to focus on key small business issues in a new op-ed published in The Hill for Small Business Saturday

  • Small Businesses Win with DOL Court Overtime Rule Injunction

    Nov 22, 2016

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the emergency injunction over the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule.

  • Small Businesses are the Heart of the American Workforce

    Nov 22, 2016

    With this weekend’s upcoming Small Business Saturday – a national day established to support small businesses across the country – the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released the following statement “encouraging Americans from coast to coast to support their local Mom and Pop small businesses because they are the heart of the American workforce.” “Millions of sm

  • Small Businesses Community Outlines 100 Day Agenda for President-Elect Trump and Congress

    Nov 14, 2016

    As President-Elect Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans meet to outline an agenda for the first 100 days of a new administration, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, is urging swift action on a range of small business issues ranging from health care to regulatory evaluation and tax reform.

  • Affordable Care Act Premium Increases Hit Small Business Owners in Their Pocketbooks

    Oct 25, 2016

    With news from the Obama Administration that the silver-level plan insurance premiums in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will rise by 25 percent next year, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement rebuking the announcement.

  • Small Business Community Applauds Small Biz Tax Proposals from Secretary Clinton

    Aug 23, 2016

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today voiced its support for a set of new small business tax proposals released by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Specifically, the small business standard business deduction will go a long way in reducing the complexities small businesses face in completing their tax returns.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $12,000 in Education Scholarships

    Aug 03, 2016

    As back to school season approaches and first year college students across the country prepare to pay steep college tuition fees, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the awarding of $12,000 in educational scholarships to four dependents of current NASE members.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Applauds New Overtime Reform Bill

    Jul 14, 2016

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today voiced its strong support for the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act, a bill that will update the overtime rules while allowing universities, non-profits, and businesses the necessary time to be able to plan and comply with the new rule.

  • Relief in Sight for Small Businesses Offering Health Reimbursement Arrangements

    Jun 15, 2016

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today called on members of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to take swift action by approving the H.R. 5447, Small Business Health Care Relief Act, thereby sending it to the full House floor for consideration.

  • Small Business Reaction to New Labor Department Overtime Rule

    May 19, 2016

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement in reaction to new overtime rules from the Department of Labor by expressing “deep concern the rule will hurt small business growth and employees in the long-run”

  • Small Biz Survey - 69% of Sharing Economy Entrepreneurs Received Zero Tax Guidance

    May 11, 2016

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, in partnership with American University’s Kogod Tax Policy Center, today released the results of a new, small business survey focused on participation in the sharing economy (which includes platforms such as Uber, Etsy, Lift, AirBnB, among many others).

  • 9 Last Minute Tax Filing Tips As Deadline Approaches

    Apr 11, 2016

    With just a week until the April 18th tax filing deadline, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of 9 top helpful tax tips for filing beneficial and accurate tax returns.

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