Tim Ryan

From the office of:

Tim Ryan


From: The Honorable Tim Ryan
Sent By:

Date: 4/7/2017

Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to become a member of the bipartisan Congressional Microbusiness Caucus.  The purpose of the Caucus is to elevate the narrative of microbusinesses in Congress and
provide a forum for microbusiness owners to have candid conversations with their Members of Congress about regulatory barriers and other obstacles preventing entrepreneurs from starting and scaling their business in the United States.  The Caucus will also
explore the potential effects of defining “microbusiness” in federal law.

A one-person business faces very different challenges than those posed to a 50-person business. The Caucus will allow Members of Congress with an interest or history in microbusiness to examine these unique challenges and their
impact on one’s ability to successfully run a microbusiness in the United States.  These issues and challenges will include, but will not be limited to, tax simplification and compliance, trade policy, patent and copyright laws, access to the Internet, payments,
and finance. 

The Caucus seeks to empower U.S. microbusinesses in an effort to strengthen competitiveness, foster economic growth, and promote entrepreneurship in America.  We will hold luncheons, briefings, and other events to facilitate
discussion on relevant issues.  If you have any questions, or would like to join the Microbusiness Caucus, please contact Michael Mansour in Rep. Comstock’s office (
or Stephen Kostyo in Rep. Ryan’s office (  Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.



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Barbara Comstock                                                                              Anna G. Eshoo

Member of Congress                                                                          Member of Congress


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Patrick J. Tiberi                                                                                   Tim Ryan

Member of Congress                                                                          Member of Congress