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!

Get Involved

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
It’s no secret that starting a business can be an incredibly stressful experience, because it can seem like that there are hundreds if not thousands of things that you will need to get done at once. No matter how well you plan out every stage of your business, there are going to be a lot of things popping up that you didn’t anticipate. Fortunately, you can manage your expectations successfully by taking decisive action, and specifically by taking action on five critical elements that too many other new small business owners overlook. Here are five things that you need to ...

Washington Watch - November 9, 2018

Friday, November 09, 2018

Roller Coaster Midterm Election Ends

On November 6, 2018, millions of Americans went to the polls in the what will be the most expensive midterm elections in history, an estimated $5B. Prior to the election Republicans controlled the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives. The political climate favored a flip of the House of Representatives from Republican to Democrat, which came to fruition with the Democrats picking up the necessary seats to claim the majority. Republicans were able to maintain their majority in the Senate, in fact, expanding their majority by picking up two seats in North Dakota and Florida.

In the 116th Congress, presumptive Speaker Pelosi will have to walk a fine line with a diverse Democratic caucus that will balance oversight of the Trump Administration with calls of impeachment, coupled with finding ways to work with the conservative Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, not to mention dealing with President Trump.

And as soon as the 116th Congress starts, all eyes will be on the 2020 election with President Trump seeking re-election against what will be a crowded Democratic field of challengers.

Post Midterm Election Survey!

With the 2018 Mid-term election behind us, we are conducting a survey to determine how you, as a business owner, view the results of this election, and how you believe it will impact your business in the coming year.

Kindly complete the survey at your earliest convenience by clicking here.

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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