2012 Policy Updates

AEO Submits Testimony to the Senate Small Business Committee with Recommendations To Enhance The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (December 13, 2012)

SBA and DOL Announce Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) Website To Assist State Implementation (December 13, 2012)

2012: Policy Year in Review (December 7, 2012)

AEO Statement on Rep. Jo Ann Emerson’s Resignation (December 4, 2012)

The White House Blog: Increasing Taxes on Middle-Class Families Will Hurt Consumer Spending (November 26, 2012)

AEO Special Policy Presentation: The Fiscal Cliff (November 20, 2012)

AEO Special Policy Presentation: 2012 Election Wrap Up & the 113th Congress (November 14, 2012)

AEO congratulates President Obama for his election victory.  Small business growth has been at the very core of his last four years in office and we expect that his Administration will continue its work to create and strengthen microbusinesses and the communities they serve. (November 7, 2012)

AEO is encouraged by the emphasis both candidates placed on supporting the workforce at Tuesday night’s debate and has 3 solutions to offer the candidates. (October 17, 2012)

AEO Submits Statement to Senate Small Business Committee Roundtable: Closing the Wealth Gap Through the African-American Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (September 19, 2012)

AEO Sends Letters to Congressional Leadership Urging Support for Entrepreneurship as Fiscal Cliff Approaches (September 14, 2012)

WEBINAR: AEO Quarterly Policy Update (August 30, 2012)

Messaging Wars: Deciphering Competing Budget Proposals (August 29, 2012)

What you Need to Know About the "Fiscal Cliff" (July 31, 2012)

Appropriations Update - FY2011-2012 Appropriations Overview, FY2012 President's Proposed Budget, FY2013 AEO Recommendations, Current FY2013 Appropriations Action  (July 18, 2012)

AEO sends letters to Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Snowe (R-ME) is support of legislation to prevent state and local governments from raising taxes on wireless services. Currently, wireless services are taxed at over double the average sales tax, and the rates continue to rise. Between 2007 and 2010, wireless taxes increased at a rate of three times the amount of any other goods or services, impacting small and microbusinesses especially hard. (July 12, 2012)

Supreme Court Upholds Individual Mandates - AEO Keeps Eye on Microbusiness (June 28, 2012)

Appropriations Update: Where We Stand and a Glance Forward (June 20, 2012)

FY2013 SBA, CDFI Appropriations Bill Moves Through The Senate (June 12, 2012)

House Appropriations Subcomittee Adopts SBA, CDFI FY2013 Funding Bill (June 6, 2012)

AEO May Policy Update: Policymakers Encourage Unemployed to Start Businesses (May 31, 2012)

Department of Labor announces new guidelines for Self-Employment Assistance for states (May 23, 2012)

Senate fighting for more TA funding in the SBA budget - Read the release from Senator Mary Landrieu's Office (March 29, 2012)

Action Alert! Contact Microbusiness Appropriators By April 4, 2012 to Make Your FY13 Recommendations (March 20, 2012)

AEO's FY2013 Presiden'ts Proposed Budget Briefing Call with materials (February 21, 2012)
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President Obama's FY2013 Proposed Budget: Highlighting programs important to AEO and its members (February 13, 2012)

AEO Applauds President’s Efforts to Elevate, Streamline Business Agencies (January 13, 2012)


Action Alerts!

August Recess Action Plan - Engage Your Legislators (July 23, 2012)

Action Alert - Senate Appropriations Committee Needs to Hear from you Now (June 12, 2012)

Action Alert - Contact Microbusiness Appropriators By April 4, 2012 to Make Your FY13 Recommendations (March 20, 2012)