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

ReportJun 03, 2020 - 8:00am
Many Small Businesses Have Reopened But Growing Number Believe Recovery Will Take More than Six Months

Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll

The June MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll showed that most small businesses are open in some capacity and are showing some signs of optimism about the future.

Press ReleaseJun 03, 2020 - 8:00am

Nearly 8 in 10 small businesses now fully or partially open, new poll shows

Most small businesses are open in some capacity and are increasingly optimistic about the future, even while facing continued challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest poll taken May 21 – 27, 2020 and released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife. 

Letters to CongressMay 28, 2020 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 7010, the "Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 7010, the "Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act."

Letters to CongressMay 21, 2020 - 9:15am

Coalition Letter on Fixes to the Paycheck Protection Program

This Coalition letter was sent to Congressional leadership as well as to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, urging legislative and administrative fixes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Letters to CongressMay 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

Coalition Letter on Liability Relief Legislation

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of Congress on potential liability relief legislation relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

ReportMay 20, 2020 - 9:00am

Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

This guide is designed to help borrowers understand the process by which their loan forgiveness amount will be calculated and the overall approach of the loan forgiveness process.

Letters to CongressMay 20, 2020 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Nominations to the Export-Import Bank of the United States

This Hill letter was sent to Senate leadership and to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, supporting the nominations of Paul Shmotolokha to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and of Claudia Slacik for the Bank's Board of Directors.

Letters to CongressMay 18, 2020 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Small Business Expense Protection Act

This Hill letter was sent to Senators Cornyn, Carper, Grassley, Wyden, and Rubio, supporting S. 3612, the "Small Business Expense Protection Act."

Above the FoldMay 13, 2020 - 4:45pm
Cafe owner reopening

As States Ease Restrictions, Business Owners Are Concerned About Demand and Liability

New data from the U.S. Chamber reveals that business owners are concerned about lack of demand and liability issues amid reopening.