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America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs continue to shoulder the burden of inflation, supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages – all caused by the Biden Administration and their Democrat allies in Congress. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the engines of the American economy. When our small businesses are strong, our economy is strong. Skyrocketing costs are proving to have a stran...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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Whether it’s skyrocketing inflation or an energy crisis, America’s small businesses are facing historical challenges. The current administration is owning the 40-year-high inflation crisis Americans are experiencing on a daily basis. The state of small businesses in America continues to be in crisis due to reckless spending and failed policies. Backward priorities mixed with poor leadership have i...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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Main Street USA underwent several economic and logistical roadblocks during the month of February. From red-hot inflation and labor shortages to snarled supply chains and a historical energy crisis, small businesses continue to face extraordinary challenges. “Help Wanted” signs litter storefronts across the United States as businesses struggle to hire and retain workers all while facing increased ...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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American small businesses continue to shoulder the burden of skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, snarled supply chains, and severe economic uncertainty. As it was in January, February is experiencing even more disappointing economic indicators. President Biden and the Democrats’ reckless and wasteful spending agenda continues to fuel the inflation crisis. Energy prices are up, goods and servi...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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Throughout 2021, small businesses across the country were facing skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, a supply chain crisis, and severe economic uncertainty. Unfortunately, it is clear that these issues are still prominent in 2022. President Biden and the Democrats' reckless spending agenda has surged inflation to new heights and forced Americans to pay more for just about everything, from goo...

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On Wednesday, the Department of Labor reported that inflation remains at a 13-year high. The July 2021 Consumer Price Index increased 0.5 percent, or 5.4 percent year-over-year. In response to this report, Ranking Member Luetkemeyer released the following statement: "Today’s inflation report reaffirms what Republicans have been warning for months. Small businesses nationwide are being forced to be...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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The Biden administration is fueling inflation with an outrageous tax-and-spend agenda, all while leaving Main Street America with the bill. This morning, the Department of Labor reported that inflation increased 5.4 percent from a year ago, the fastest pace in nearly 13 years. In addition, a total of 48 percent of small businesses were forced to raise their prices in the month of May, which is the...

Update from Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer: Biden’s Tax Increases, Backbreaking Policy for Small Businesses

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Following a year of unprecedented state and local government shutdowns and regulations, and hampered demand due to COVID-19, small businesses are collectively starting to recover. With states opening and vaccines being distributed, the nation’s job creators are eagerly anticipating a return to operation without excessive government overreach. However, just as America’s small business economy is st...

Small Businesses and the Opioid Crisis: Here's What You Need to Know

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There’s no question the economy is soaring and with small business optimism at a record high, there’s much to be hopeful about. Employees are the lifeblood of a small business, and currently 25 percent of small businesses cite difficulty in finding qualified workers as their single biggest problem. In a survey by Private Capital Index, 54 percent of small businesses report they plan on hiring betw...

The Small Business Case for Repeal and Replace

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The Small Business Case for Repeal and Replace For years, members of the small business community have been testifying before the House Small Business Committee on the failures of Obamacare and the reasons it needs to be repealed and replaced. House Republicans have been listening to them all along. The House has passed legislation that will clear the way for the repeal and replacement of Obamacar...