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 CongressAug 18, 2020 - 12:00pm

Coalition Letter on the Executive Order Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations

This Coalition letter was sent to Congressional leadership and to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, on the President's Executive Order Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations.

ArticleAug 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Payroll Tax Deferral: Income Impact Analysis

Congress and the White House need to come together on a path that supports families without creating the uncertainty of a big tax surprise.

Press ReleaseAug 04, 2020 - 8:00am

Coronavirus Pandemic Hits Minority-Owned Small Businesses Disproportionately Hard, New Poll Shows

More minority-owned businesses fear permanent closure, struggling to secure loansBelief that minority small businesses face greater challenges sees sharp increase

Letters to CongressJul 31, 2020 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Unemployment Insurance

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress and to the President of the United States, on the unemployment insurance benefit.

Above the FoldJul 31, 2020 - 10:30am
American Business Community Amid COVID-19

Poll Shows Small Business Recovery Losing Steam Amid Concerns over COVID Resurgence

Our small business impact poll with MetLife sheds more light on the state of the American business community amid the pandemic.

Letters to CongressJul 30, 2020 - 3:30pm

Coalition Letter on Coronavirus Liability Protections

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on legislation related to liability protections for businesses relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

Above the FoldJul 30, 2020 - 10:00am
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What’s Needed from Congress Now to Save Small Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on America’s small businesses. The U.S. Chamber has been fighting for legislation to support small businesses for months, but more must be done to ensure they can weather the pandemic and continue to reopen and rebuild.

ReportJul 29, 2020 - 8:30am

July 2020 Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll

Across the country, more small businesses report reopening and have cautious optimism about the future despite concerns about a resurgence of the coronavirus according to the latest MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll.

Press ReleaseJul 29, 2020 - 8:00am

Small Business Recovery Loses Steam Amid ‘Second Wave’ Concerns, New Poll Shows

Seven in 10 small businesses bracing for a COVID-19 resurgence 

Letters to CongressJul 14, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S.3742, the "RELIEF for Main Street Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Senators Cory Booker, Steve Daines, and Patty Murray, supporting S. 3742, the “Recharge and Empower Local Innovation and Entrepreneurs Fund for Main Street Act (RELIEF for Main Street Act).”