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

Monday, May 11, 2020
Building a business is a dream for many, but just because you have a passion and drive doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to be successful. You’re more likely to start a business and fail than to start a business and succeed. There’s a lot of competition out there, and running a business is hard! If you’re ready to make your business dreams come true, you not only have to think about your day-to-day operations, you also have to think about how you’re going to boost the chances of experiencing long-term success. Not sure where to get started? Seven tips for building ...

Small Business Committee Assignments for the 116th

Friday, February 22, 2019

The 116th Committee assignments to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and House Small Business Committee were recently announced and finalized.

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee will be led by Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ranking Member, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD). The committee is welcoming three new members, Republicans Senator Mitt Romney (UT) and Senator Josh Hawley (MO) and Democrat Senator Jacky Rosen (NV). In the House, Chairman Lydia Velasquez (D-NY) is once again presiding over the committee alongside Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH).

The Democrats have a strong roster of new members, including Representatives Abby Finkenauer (IA), Andy Kim (NJ), Sharice Davids (KS), Jared Golden (ME), Jason Crow (CO) Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX), Antonio Delgado (NY), and Chrissy Houlahan (PA)

New Republican committee members, including Representatives Kevin Hern (OK), Jim Hagedorn MN), Pete Stauber (MN), Tim Burchett (TN), Ross Spano (FL), and John Joyce (PA)


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