Inslee releases “Freedom from Fossil Fuels” plan.  Includes Day 1 Action to ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic

PRESS STATEMENT Date:       June 24, 2019 From:      South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Subject:   Inslee’s Day 1 plan to ban offshore drilling Contact:   Frank Knapp, President/CEO, 803-252-5733 (w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org Today presidential candidate Jay Inslee released his “Freedom from Fossil Fuels” plan agenda “to mobilize the United States…

ACTION ALERT Update: SUCCESS!!!  House budget would stop seismic testing, new IHAs and offshore drilling!

June 21, 2019 Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House approved FY20 budgets for the Department of Interior and the Department of Commerce. Two of the amendments were extremely important and were offered by SC Representative Joe Cunningham (D). The first was approved by a voice vote and would block the…

Opinion: Failure Would Cement ‘Victory for Small Business’

Morning Consult June 21, 2019 By Frank Knapp Jr. Starting next year, for the first time, businesses will be allowed to give workers money specifically to purchase individual health insurance policies. This revised federal rule for tax-exempt health reimbursement arrangements was finalized last week. President Donald Trump called the changes a “monumental…

ACTION ALERT!!!  Congressional vote for a 1-year ban on offshore drilling and seismic testing could be this Friday

June 18, 2019 Call S.C. Representatives NOW! Either this Friday (6/21) or Monday (6/24) the full U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Department of Interior-Environment funding bill. Four amendments are being offered.  Three would ban offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic, along the Florida coastline and in the…

Commentary: Presidential candidates must pass SC’s offshore-drilling litmus test

Charleston Post and Courier June 14, 2019 By Frank Knapp Jr. South Carolina Democrats convene their state convention in Columbia on June 22. At least 14 candidates vying to win the party’s presidential nomination will join them. While numerous issues will be discussed, one should rise to the top due…

Weighing in on Election Issues, Small Business Owners Say Presidential Candidates Should Release Tax Returns, Support Raising Taxes on Wealthy

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2019 Contact: Conan Knoll, (831) 524-6764, conan@emcstrategies.com Scientific opinion poll finds nearly two-thirds of small business owners support legislation requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns, and support raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations Washington, D.C., June 11, 2019—A public opinion poll released today…