NASE Calls on Lawmakers to Avert Government Shutdown

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NASE Calls on Lawmakers to Avert Government Shutdown

NASE joined the 13 leading small business organizations in calling on Congress to avoid a government shutdown, "We collectively represent millions of small business owners and entrepreneurs who stand to suffer severe consequences to their livelihoods in the event of a government shutdown. We urge Congress to take swift action to reach a bipartisan solution to fund the government and avoid a shutdown that would cause unnecessary harm to small businesses that continue to grapple with rising costs and a challenging post pandemic economy."

The letter goes on to state, "The 2018 government shutdown delayed over $2 billion in federal loans to small businesses as the Small Business Administration was unable to make new loans. Delays such as these disrupt not only
the day to day operations of small businesses, but they put budgets in limbo, resulting in business owners putting off necessary purchases or hiring additional staff. The impacts of government shutdowns are especially damaging for small businesses because they don’t have the same resources as large companies to absorb even short term losses. Most small businesses operate on tight, carefully planned budgets and even minor disruptions can threaten stability."

13 Major Small Business Organizations Urge Solution to Government Funding

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