Washington Watch - March 2, 2016


Washington Watch - March 2, 2016

Trump, Clinton win 7 Contests on Super Tuesday

Both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump won seven of the eleven primaries held on Super Tuesday. On the Democratic side, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) proved while he might be down, he is not out, winning four of the primaries, including his home state of Vermont. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) attempted to firewall Trump from an easy path to the Republican nomination, Cruz picked up three victories and Rubio’s lone primary victory came from Minnesota. Super Tuesday primary results.

The next two weeks will be crucial, Secretary Clinton will seek to put out the Bern, will Rubio and Kasich do well enough in their home states to stay in the race, and can Cruz pick up any additional wins in the Midwest and South?

Full presidential primary calendar.

Nearly 200 Trade Associations Support HRA Legislation

On Tuesday, March 2, 2016, nearly 200 trade associations, including the NASE, sent a letter to Senate and House congressional champions, in support of the "Small Business Healthcare Relief Act" (S.1697/H.R. 2911).

The NASE has been a leader on this issue and continues to advocate for quick, bipartisan action on this legislation, the cost for small businesses is too great to ignore.

The "Small Business Healthcare Relief Act" will allow small businesses that are not subject to the shared responsibility provision to provide HRAs to help their workers and families pay for premiums and/or other medical expenses. This provides small employers with necessary additional flexibility and allows those small companies – the majority of whom do not have human resource departments or benefits specialists – a simpler, easier way to help their employees with rising medical costs

Read the letter here.

NASE Joins WE Decide 2016 Campaign

The NASE has joined the WE Decide 2016 coalition with the goal of engaging 100,000 women owned businesses during this election cycle.

The media, political pundits and candidates think they know what women want, but they don't. That's why we created WE Decide 2016 - to give women in business a platform to share their individual opinions, wants and needs to raise our collective voice and educate the candidates on what is most important to us.

Join today to access your personal polling station. Poll and survey results will be shared with the media and candidates, but your answers and opinions are always private and confidential. Help raise our collective voice so there is no denying us access to credit, capital, contracts, and so much more.

Join the movement

Facebook - WE Decide 2016

Twitter - @WEDecide2016

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