Small Business Policy

The Small Business Policy team formulates small business policy and assists small business members in creating effective grassroots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives.

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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. 

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.

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).

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."

EventMay 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Register today for our final National Small Business Town Hall on May 15

National Small Business Town Hall

Join us at noon ET as Inc. and the U.S. Chamber will answer funding and loans questions at our final virtual Town Hall. With information on the CARES Act changing rapidly, we're bringing you the latest information on the policy and funding that affects you.

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.

ReportMay 08, 2020 - 10:00am

Guide to the Main Street Lending Program

As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Federal Reserve has created the Main Street Lending Program to provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses.