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Washington, DC – On February 1, 2022, the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC), announced the group’s top priorities for 2022.  In the coming year, the SBLC’s most immediate priorities will focus on supporting the small business community as it continues to grapple with supply chain issues, improving the tax system for privately-owned businesses and trade associations and helping small businesses face complex labor and employment issues, including labor shortages, vaccine mandates and independent contractor classifications. In addition, SBLC will oppose any version of the so-called “Build Back Better” plan that would harm or unnecessarily burden small businesses. These priorities were determined by the SBLC’s Board of Directors and membership. The SBLC is a permanent and independent coalition of trade and professional associations that share a common commitment to the future of small business.


“2021 was another challenging year for small business and we expect that the road to recovery will continue well into 2022 and beyond” said SBLC President and General Counsel, Paula Calimafde. “This year the SBLC will have as important a role as ever to help ensure that Congress enacts legislation that will help small businesses thrive as our nation continues to recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nation’s economic health.”


“Many small businesses were able to survive thanks to the bipartisan programs introduced and promoted by members of Congress that understand the real world challenges these businesses face” said SBLC Chair, Rob Underwood, President of the Energy Marketers of America.  “The SBLC looks forward to working with Congress and the Administration to support our nation’s small businesses as we chart a path forward.”


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