Delgado Joins Greene County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum

January 24, 2020
Press Release

CATSKILL, NY — Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) last night joined elected officials at the annual Greene County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum for a discussion on supporting small businesses and growing the economy in Greene County. 

“I’m working to make sure our main streets and family farms have the tools needed to succeed. As a member of the House Small Business Committee, I’ve introduced legislation that ensures the federal government is a partner in the success of our small businesses by removing burdensome regulations and working to streamline resources for business owners,” said Delgado. “Supporting economic development requires the cooperation of federal, state, and local officials—I look forward to continuing to work on upstate priorities with the Greene County Chamber, local business owners, and our elected officials.”

Earlier in the day, Delgado joined the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast to hear from local leaders and business owners. Earlier this week, Delgado convened a meeting of his NY-19 Small Business Advisory Committee to listen to the issues small businesses face and formulate legislative priorities for 2020. 

As a member of the Congressional House Small Business Committee, Delgado prioritizes supporting upstate small businesses in Congress. Delgado has introduced bipartisan legislation that makes it easier for small businesses to comply with onerous federal regulations by requiring the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of the National Ombudsman to create a centralized website that houses small business compliance guides designed to help small businesses comply with federal regulations. That bill has passed the House. Delgado also introduced the Tax Fairness for the Self-Employed Act, bipartisan legislation that would make changes to the tax code to level the playing field for self-employed small business owners by making sure that self-employed individuals can access the same tax deductions as corporations when it comes to health insurance premiums. The bill would allow more than 1.7 million self-employed individuals in New York to deduct their health care premiums as a business expense, saving self-employed individuals an average of $750 a year.