National Small Business Week
It is National Small Business Week, a time to celebrate small businesses and also to recognize the importance of entrepreneurship. Promoting a business environment where entrepreneurship, industry, and innovation can flourish is essential to our country’s health and our collective prosperity.
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy — and also the most common type of business. They create most of the new jobs, provide employment for almost half the district, and are drivers of innovation.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest challenges to small businesses involves health insurance—and Congress’s determination to get in the way of affordable access to it, whether it’s a small company plan or through the marketplace.