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 CongressJun 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

199A Response Letter to Proposed Deduction Legislation

The undersigned trade associations voice strong opposition to any reductions or repeal of the 20-percent deduction for qualified business income under Section 199A, including phasing out the deduction above certain income thresholds.

Letters to CongressJun 18, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the "True Lender" Rule

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives supporting the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) rule on “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders,” also known as the “True Lender” Rule, and opposing S.J.Res.15.

Press ReleaseJun 15, 2021 - 8:00am

Small Business Owners ‘Hopeful’ as Businesses Reopen and Pandemic Recovery Accelerates, New Poll Shows

Businesses say easing COVID-19 restrictions and ramping up vaccinations are keys to success in 2021

Above the FoldJun 14, 2021 - 3:45pm
Young woman holds open sign while wearing a mask in her coffee shop.

New Poll Shows Small Businesses Hopeful as Pandemic Recovery Accelerates

The Q2 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index finds that small business owners are more optimistic.

Issue BriefJun 02, 2021 - 10:00am

Helping Small Businesses Build More LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces

Helping Small Businesses Build More LGBT-Inclusive WorkplacesWes Combs

ArticleMay 28, 2021 - 10:45am
Elena Ledoux, CEO of Superb Maids in Las Vegas, with her team.

How One Las Vegas Small Business is Driving Upward Mobility for its Employees

Elena Ledoux, CEO of Superb Maids in Las Vegas, is helping her employees build their futures.

Letters to CongressMay 25, 2021 - 10:00am

Family Business Estate Tax Coalition (FBETC) Step-up Letter

The undersigned members of the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition (FBETC) write to state the unequivocal support for the continuation of stepped-up basis and to highlight the attached study from EY illustrating the economic damage that step-up repeal via tax at death would inflict.

Letters to CongressMay 13, 2021 - 10:00am

Letter of Support for the "Save Local Business Act"

The undersigned organizations write in strong support of the “Save Local Business Act” and commending Sen. Marshall and Rep. Comer for their efforts on this front.

Above the FoldMay 05, 2021 - 2:00pm
Wittern Group

Small Businesses Host Vaccine Clinics to Speed Up Shots

Some small business owners have taken it upon themselves to help get shots into the arms of employees and community members.

Above the FoldApr 30, 2021 - 2:45pm
Small businesses along Main Street in America

Small Business Would Be Hit Hard by Corporate Tax Increase

Over one million small businesses would see their tax bills increase significantly with a corporate income tax raise.