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

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

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 12:45pm

Coalition Letter on Small Businesses in a Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Bill

This Joint letter between the Chamber and the Save Small Business Coalition was sent to the Members of the U.S. Congress on small business priorities in a Phase 4 coronavirus relief legislative package.

Above the FoldSep 22, 2020 - 12:00pm

Most Small Businesses Say the Economy Is Their Top Election Issue  

We break down the results of our latest Small Business Index with MetLife.

Press ReleaseSep 22, 2020 - 8:00am

Small Business Owners Say Economy Is Top Presidential Election Issue, New Poll Shows

8 in 10 small business owners rate the U.S. economy as average or poor 

Above the FoldSep 17, 2020 - 9:45am
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The Cost of Inaction is Too Great: Congress Must Pass A Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Package

Congress needs to pass a Phase 4 coronavirus relief package now to help these 7 groups and industries hit hard by COVID-19.

Letters to CongressSep 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

Coalition Letter in Support of H.R. 7894 - PPP Small Business Enhancement Act

September 14, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Republican Leader The Honorable Steny Hoyer The Honorable Steve Scalis e Majority Leader Republican Whip

Press ReleaseSep 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Urges Cosponsorship of the Main Street Tax Certainty Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Sullivan, vice president of small business policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today urging cosponsorship of H.R. 216 / S. 1149, the “Main Street Tax Certainty Act": 

Letters to CongressSep 15, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 216 and S. 1149, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, urging cosponsorship of H.R. 216 / S. 1149, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act."

Above the FoldSep 08, 2020 - 12:15pm
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Without Swift Action from Congress, Utah’s Cuisine Unlimited and Many Other Small Businesses May Be Forced to Close Their Doors

Maxine Turner, founder of Salt Lake City catering company Cuisine Unlimited, breaks down the cost of Congress' inaction on Phase IV relief.

Press ReleaseSep 01, 2020 - 12:30pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Finalists for Dream Big Award from Record Number of Applicants

New award to honor businesses’ commitment to community support and leadership during the coronavirus pandemic 

Above the FoldSep 01, 2020 - 8:15am
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As Gridlock Persists in Washington, Small Businesses Count the Rising Cost of Inaction

It is now September and with no additional aid in sight from Congress, small businesses across the country are bracing for tough choices.