Standing Up for

America's Small


"Self-Informed is a great resource for staying up-to-date on hot topics that impact small businesses like mine."

Stephanie Gibney
Member Since 2009


Interested in how the NASE advocates for issues important to you and your business? Read the NASE’s testimony before Congressional committees, letters to Congress and the Administration, and information on how new legislation will impact you.

NASE Advocacy Efforts

Legislative Priorities

With the NASE as your representative, your views are heard on Capitol Hill. The NASE monitors legislation that affects small business and the self-employed. During the 111th Congress, the NASE is urging legislators to help support small business by focusing on top priority issues.

Explore Priorities

Washington Watch

Be the first to know about legislative action that affects you and your business.

Write to your Federal or State elected officials with one click. Search for your elected officials, send letters, view important legislation the NASE is tracking, and more!

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NASE In the News

NASE in the News


The NASE has become a primary resource for legislators, businesses and the media to see what micro-business owners are doing and for media coverage on small business news.

Through nation-wide surveys on topics such as health coverage and retirement security, the NASE ensures it has the pulse of micro-business.

Go to NASE Research

Legislative Action Center

Contact your legislators and learn how they’ve voted on small business issues through the Legislative Action Center, Tell Your Story to give Congress and the Administration a window into your real-life experiences and become a media contact to speak about small business issues with the press.

Legislative Action Center

NASE in Action

Through NASE, the self-employed and micro-businesses have a powerful voice representing their interests on many topics, including on support for small business and small business legislation regulations. NASE has a strong track record of advocating for its members on Capitol Hill. Through efforts like the online Legislative Action Center and the Tell Your Story initiative, NASE provides an easy and timely way for micro-business owners to get involved and express their opinions to elected officials.

Find out who your elected officials are and how they are voting.

Top Legislative Priorities

  • Fairness in Tax Compliance
  • Access to Affordable Health Coverage
  • Self-Employment Tax on Health Insurance Premiums

Action Alert

Friday, May 04, 2018
We are living in a gig economy According to a study conducted by Intuit, roughly 40 percent of the United States workforce will be made up by independent contractors by 2020. With full-time jobs increasingly hard to find in many fields—and with freelance work accessible thanks to the internet, the cloud, and innovative startups such as Uber—the idea of what constitutes a “job” is swiftly changing. These days, it is possible to make a living without ever going to an office, meeting your boss face to face, or even leaving the comfort of your house. If you are thinking about ...

Washington Watch - January 19, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Government Funding Bill Hangs in Limbo

A short-term funding bill expires on Friday, Jan 19, and Congressional leaders are scrambling to put forth a legislative measure that can pass the House and Senate, which requires threading a very delicate needle. Democrats in the House are strongly opposing any measure that doesn’t include a permanent solution for DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) designees. As of Thursday morning, House Republicans hope including a six-year renewal of the CHIP (child health insurance program) and a delay of several ACA taxes, will both entice Republicans to hold the line and vote in favor and bring the necessary Democrats to the table to secure passage of the short-term funding bill.

Many pundits believe that it would be incredibly difficult for vulnerable Senate Democrats to vote against a funding bill because of DACA, as it continues to be a politically charged issue.

A vote is expected, today, Jan 19 on a funding resolution.

ACA Executive Orders

President Trump continues to dismantle the Affordable Care Act via executive order. Most recently, he further directed the Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor, to make it easier for small businesses and individuals to purchase association health plans while also reducing the requirements for health insurance plans, commonly known as essential health benefits. The NASE continues to monitor the proposed rules and how best to advocate for the self-employed and micro-business community as these rules are being developed.

Tax Implementation

With the sweeping changes to the tax code, NASE continues to monitor IRS implementation. Most recently, the IRS released updated income tax withholdings for small businesses.

Washington Watch Online

Visit NASE Advocacy to view archived editions of Washington Watch. While you’re there, read the latest updates from the Washington, D.C. office, write your Congressperson, and find out how you can join the fight for micro-business.


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