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Here are some great tools built and managed by the Sunlight Foundation that you may find interesting.

Capitol Words explores the most popular words and phrases used by legislators in the U.S. Congress. Search the data from 1996 to today by state, date or politician.

Influence Explorer connects the dots of political contributions on the federal and state level allowing you to track influence by lawmaker, company or prominent individual.

Open States allows anyone to discover more about lawmaking in their state. With Open States, you can track state bills, get campaign and contact information for legislators and follow all the action across 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Party Time documents the political fundraising circuit. From the early morning hours until late at night, there are opportunities for members of Congress, presidential and congressional candidates to meet with supporters behind closed doors, press them for money and party. Breakfasts, luncheons, barbecues, golfing outings, receptions, concerts, basketball, baseball, football—the social whirl is endless.

Political Ad Sleuth is an opportunity for local volunteers to help us make a national, online database of TV stations’ public ad files. This paperwork, which every broadcaster keeps but doesn’t post online, contains important information about who is buying airtime for political ads.

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House Small Business Committee Introduces Tax Legislation

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The NASE enthusiastically supports new legislation proposed by the leaders of the House Small Business Committee leadership earlier in September. H.R. 3717, Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act of 2017, legislation was drafted in close consultation with
the NASE, and we are incredibly appreciative of the inclusion of many key priorities we advocated for being included in the final legislation. 

The bill provides for the following:
1. Moving forward, quarterly payments will align with calendar quarters;
2. 1099-MISC threshold for filing increased to $1,500; 
3. Elimination of transaction threshold for 1099-K;
4. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish uniform standards and procedures for accepting digital or electronic signatures
with respect to the disclosure of taxpayer’s returns or return information;
5. Excluding from Self-Employment Income Net Earnings Less Than Amount Required for Social Security Quarters of Coverage.

We applaud the hard work of Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) on this bi-partisan, small business focused legislation. We believe passage of this legislation will alleviate significant burden placed on the self-employed and
will provide direct tax relief for millions of small businesses.

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