At Thumbtack, we’re working hard to solve the biggest problem faced by small business owners and local services providers: finding new customers. However, we also know that self-employed Americans face many other challenges created by government policy. For example, aspiring entrepreneurs are worried about healthcare, taxes, and regulation. Too often, their voices are not heard.
We seek to regularly engage with policymakers on all levels, from mayors to governors to even the White House. And today, Thumbtack is happy to support the new bipartisan Congressional Microbusiness Caucus.
This caucus was created stand up for the rights of microbusinesses, ensure that the businesses of this type are well represented during Congressional debates, and offer these business owners a forum to have regular, frank conversations with members of Congress about the obstacles that are preventing them from growing their businesses.
This new caucus will be co-chaired by four members of the House of Representatives from different parts of the country and both major political parties: Reps. Barbara Comstock, a Republican from Virginia’s 10th District, Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California’s 18th district, and two Ohioans, Tim Ryan, a Democrat from the Buckeye state’s 13th district, and Pat TIberi, a Republican from the 12th.
We look forward to working closely with these co-chairs and the rest of Congress to ensure that our pros’ voices are always heard by members of the US House and Senate.