MIDTERM ELECTION REAX: NASE Urges New Congress to Work Together to Support America’s Entrepreneurs

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MIDTERM ELECTION REAX: NASE Urges New Congress to Work Together to Support America’s Entrepreneurs

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2018 Midterm Elections - Small Business Reaction

Nation’s Leading Self-Employed Urges New Congress to Work Together to Support America’s Entrepreneurs

Congress Should Build on Key Legislative Wins and Keep Momentum Going Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offered the following response to the midterm elections and urged bipartisan cooperation in the 116th Congress on key small business issues in the coming year.

The following statement is from Keith Hall, NASE President and Chief Executive Officer.

We congratulate each of the successful candidates now comprising the new 116th U.S. Congress.  We look forward to working closely with both sides of the aisle to promote the growth of the small business community. 

“Over the course of the last ten years, we have seen significant progress on important issues for the small business community.  Expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act, economic benefits and job growth from tax reform, and the recent adoption of new rules governing Health Reimbursement Arrangements have all provided significant benefits to the small business community.  These policies have allowed small businesses across the country to focus on strengthening their businesses and creating new jobs.  None of these solutions are complete, and improvements are still needed.  Further simplifying the new tax code and increasing heath care options for all small business owners can provide a common ground to build a new level of cooperation. 

“It is critical that the new Congress, and in fact, all of us, work together to find the bipartisan solutions needed for America.” 

Earlier this year, Hall penned an op-ed illustrating the impact the new tax system arguing that more American small businesses must educate themselves about how to make the new system work for them. NASE has also been a major supporter of the new HRA rules and has advocated on the issue for several years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and subsequent guidance in 2013 restricting HRA use by small employers.


The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offering 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 Next Biz Thing helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. Need small business help? Check out NASE’sAsk the Experts for advice or the NASE Minute for small business support.

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 NASE.org

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