Small Business Council

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business.

For information on the Small Business Council, please contact Jaclyn Neuman at JNeuman@USChamber.com.

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business. In addition to focusing on small business policy, the council assists small business members in creating effective grass roots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives. The group is able to bring to the U.S. Chamber Board’s attention small business issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being considered by other Chamber standing policy committees.  

The majority of the membership is comprised of small business owners whose size range from the self-employed to larger enterprises. Other members may include CEO’s or small business directors of state and local chambers of commerce, small business advocates of member associations, and small business representatives of organizations dedicated to serving the interests of small businesses. 

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Recent Activity

Above the FoldApr 15, 2021 - 2:00pm
Food server in a mask working in a tent.

Save Small Business Initiative: A Year of Commitment and Action

Throughout the pandemic the Chamber has been on the side of small business and will continue to be there moving forward.

Press ReleaseMar 25, 2021 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Senate Passage of Paycheck Protection Program Extension

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds the Senate for its passage of the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act.

Letters to CongressMar 25, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 1799, the "PPP Extension Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on H.R. 1799, the "PPP Extension Act."

Above the FoldMar 18, 2021 - 1:15pm
Female small business owner ringing out customers at outdoor restaurant

5 Takeaways from MetLife, US Chamber Q1 Small Business Index

The Q1 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber Small Business Index shows that COVID-19 vaccines are lifting spirits for small businesses.

Letters to CongressMar 18, 2021 - 9:15am

Coalition Letter Requesting the Simplification of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) for Small Businesses

American Institute of CPAs, American Payroll Association, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Letter to Treasury Secretary and IRS Commissioner on simplifying the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) for small businesses.

Press ReleaseMar 17, 2021 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Urges Senate to pass Paycheck Protection Program Extension after 415-3 House Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following statement can be attributed to Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Letters to CongressMar 16, 2021 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Guzman Nomination to be SBA Administrator

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the nomination of Isabel Guzman to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Press ReleaseMar 16, 2021 - 9:00am

Small Business Owners Indicate a Long Road to Recovery, New Poll Shows

More than half say vaccines make them more optimistic about their businessWASHINGTON, D.C. — The distribution of coronavirus vaccines is providing small business owners with signs of optimism, but most see a long road ahead before the business climate returns to normal.

Letters to CongressMar 15, 2021 - 10:00am

Coalition Letter of Support for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act of 2021

This coalition letter was sent to both the House and Senate Committees on Small Business in support for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act of 2021.

Letters to CongressMar 08, 2021 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Main Street Tax Certainty Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting H.R. 1381 and S. 480, the “Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2021.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.