Small Business Owners on the National Economy: It’s Worsening!

Small businesses are critical to the growth of our nation’s economy, and the most recent quarterly MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index) shows that confidence about local economies is driving a rise in small business owners’ outlook. An...

Concerns over Passthrough Taxation are Understandable but Misplaced

Tax reform should be profoundly pro-growth. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate Finance Committee bill each meet that test. Being pro-growth means the legislation should reduce tax rates and otherwise...

November: National Entrepreneurship Month

November is National Entrepreneurship Month, a time for our country to honor those who drive innovation and encourage a new generation of enterprising Americans to take action on their ideas. At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we foster entrepreneurship by promoting...

Tax Reform on CEO Pay and Passthrough Owners

Highway advocates are accustomed to guardrails, but tax reformers and small businesses not so much. So it’s not surprising the head-scratching from those affected than over the “guardrail” for the lower passthrough business tax rate. To be clear, the Ways and Means...

Clearing the Way for Energy Innovators

The regulatory rollback continues in Washington, and the latest victories come not a moment too soon for many American businesses. Two actions by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will help rein in Obama-era environmental rules that had...