Small businesses are the engine of our economy, helping to drive innovative economic growth and create good-paying jobs. Senator Hassan has consistently made promoting entrepreneurship and supporting small businesses a top priority, and she is continuing to work across party lines to build a stronger workforce and give small businesses the support they need to succeed.
The first bill Senator Hassan introduced in the United States Senate was the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would provide student loan debt relief for entrepreneurs to help them start up and grow innovative small businesses.
As a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Senator Hassan is focused on critical economic priorities for New Hampshire’s small businesses, including protecting Net Neutrality rules that ensure a level playing field, expanding access to broadband, and ensuring that small businesses have the tools necessary to better protect their digital assets from cyber security threats.
- December 14, 2018
December 07, 2018
Shaheen Introduces Bill to Protect Small Businesses From Burdensome Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement
(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the lead Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The bill would prevent new red tape from being imposed on small businesses as a result of the Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. This Supreme Court ruling overturned a previous precedent, and will allow states to collect sales tax from out-of-state businesses as soon as January 1st. This new burden will hurt small businesses, which do not have the resources to navigate collecting sales taxes for more than 10,000 taxing jurisdictions across the country.Read More
November 30, 2018
Senator Hassan Participates in Annual New Hampshire Small Business Matchmaker Event, Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Innovative Small Businesses
MANCHESTER - Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the annual New Hampshire Small Business Matchmaker event, where she spoke to representatives of small businesses and their counterparts in state and federal agencies, discussing the importance of building a stronger workforce and ensuring that New Hampshire’s innovative small businesses have the resources and opportunities that they need to thrive.Read More
November 28, 2018
Shaheen Leads Group of Senators Calling on Senate Leadership to Act Now to Protect Small Businesses from Burdensome Sales Tax Collection Requirement
( U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, sent a letter with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), calling on Senate Leadership to take action before the end of the year to protect small businesses from red tape resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. In the wake of the ruling, many states have passed laws requiring out-of-state small businesses to start collecting sales taxes as soon as January 1st. The letter requests a delay to allow more time for Congress to enact protections for small businesses and urges a ban on retroactive collection requirements.Read More
November 13, 2018
MANCHESTER - Building on her efforts to make it easier to start up and grow innovative businesses in the Granite State, Senator Maggie Hassan today hosted the Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum featuring interactive workshops for entrepreneurs from across the state.Read More
August 30, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today regarding the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) decision to remove tariffs on Canadian groundwood paper imports, a measure that will bring relief to local newspapers in New Hampshire and across the country:Read More
June 21, 2018
WASHINGON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which overturns a previous ruling that had protected New Hampshire and means that New Hampshire small businesses selling products over the internet will now be forced to collect sales tax for other states:Read More