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Policy Council

Overview

The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce is committed to the advancement of economic growth for small businesses. To that end, we work on behalf of small businesses in all socio-economic categories. The ASBCC | Policy Council lobbies their congressional leaders on key economic issues to ensure ASBCC Legislative Priorities are included in the legislation. The 2020 ASBCC Legislative Priorities include:

· 2020 USWCC Fact Sheets
· 2020 ASBCC Legislative Priorities 
· Category Management Fact Sheet
· Getting Your Message to Congress

Participate

Build Relationships with your congressional representatives. Use the ASBCC Congressional Lookup to find contact information for your congressional leaders. Make appointments with your Senators and Member(s) and their staffers to introduce yourself and your priorities for economic growth.

Educate your Networks and Congressional Leaders. Read the 2020 ASBCC Legislative Priorities and share the information with your connections.

Meetings & Events. Attend web conferences and Hill Days to stay educated and informed on upcoming legislation, regulatory changes, and small business legislative priorities that impact your economic wellbeing as a small business owner. Gain the knowledge and the ability to meet one-on-one with congressional representatives.

Speak Out! Respond to our ASBCC Advocacy Survey requests to get the word out on key issues impacting small businesses. Use the ASBCC Congressional Lookup to contact your representatives on key economic issues impacting you, your business, and your community.

Testify before Congress. We are often asked for members to testify before Congress on key issues impacting small businesses. Step up and volunteer.

Speak to the Media on these important economic issues.
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Tools & Resources

· ASBCC Congressional Lookup to find contact information to your congressional leaders.
· Messaging Worksheet
· ASBCC Policy Council Handbook
· Capital Hill Map 
· House Small Business Committee  The House Small Business Committee was established to protect and assist small businesses.  As such, the Committee has jurisdiction over matters related to small business financial aid, regulatory flexibility, and paperwork reduction. Additionally, the House Small Business Committee has oversight and legislative authority over the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its programs.
· U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee The Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is directed under the standing rules of the United States Senate to be referred all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the Small Business Administration (SBA). The Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship shall also study and survey by means of research and investigation all problems of American small business enterprises, and report thereon from time to time.