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Small Business Legislative Council Sets Top Priorities for 2017

Jan 20, 2017

The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) has announced that its top priorities for 2017 will be health care, tax reform and infrastructure.

These priorities were determined by the SBLC’s Board of Directors. National Electrical Contractors Association CEO John M. Grau serves as Chair of the SBLC.

“Ensuring that the small business perspective is heard and accounted for will be more critical than ever this year,” Grau said in a press release.  “Small and closely held businesses have long been a key driver of growth and job creation.  However, all too often, efforts at reform place a disproportionate burden on small business, particularly when it comes to taxes.  The SBLC looks forward to working with lawmakers on creative and common-sense solutions that protect this critical part of the American economy.”

The SBLC outlined its plans in the press release, noting, with a new Administration and the potential for changes in health care and tax policy, it will “focus its efforts on advocating for reforms that provide simplification and certainty for small businesses and remove burdens that negatively impact small businesses and their employees.” It also will “work in support of infrastructure growth and investment to further jump-start the economy and protect the basic resources that small businesses rely on.”


The SBLC is an independent, permanent coalition of more than 40 diverse national trade and professional associations whose goal is to maximize the advocacy and presence of small business on federal legislative and regulatory policy issues and to disseminate information on the impact of public policy on small businesses. For more information, go to http://sblc.org.


NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. NECA represents electrical contractors from firms of all sizes performing a range of services. NECA’s national office in Bethesda, Md., four regional offices, and 119 local chapters across the country support the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. For more information, go to www.necanet.org.