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  • Small Biz Straight Talk
    Posted in Straight Talk E-News on October 30, 2009 | Preview rr

    News from Ranking Member Sam Graves and Committee Republicans: (Please send any member media activity to angela.landers@mail.house.gov) • Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 3854 Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009 • Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) in Congress Daily: “House Lawmakers See Red Over Broadband Bureaucracy” • Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) in the Hill: “Small busi... Read more

  • Small Business Financing Bill Passes in House
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    Today H.R. 3854, the Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009, passed by a vote of 389 to 32. The bill is designed to strengthen the ability of small businesses to obtain needed capital. Ranking Member Sam Graves of the House Small Business Committee commented on the passage of the bill: “The bill will help to improve the financing programs operated by the Small Business Administration. Changes to these programs can play a vital role in relieving the existing stress on the capital and... Read more

  • Ranking Member Sam Graves and House Small Business Committee Republicans Launch New Website
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2009 | Preview rr

    Today, Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and House Small Business Committee Republicans launched a new website to communicate more directly with the small business community. Click here to visit the website and sign up to receive news from the Small Business Committee Republicans. “It is important that the Small Business Committee use the latest technology available to stay connected with entrepreneurs and small business owners. Employers should have a user-friendly way to access information abou... Read more

  • Hearing: “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation”
    Posted in Committee Hearings on October 28, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    *** COMMITTEE HEARING *** Hearing: “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation” WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation,”on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10:00 am in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will review steps to advance broadband deployment through the A... Read more

  • Committee Evaluates Broadband Access for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Today, the House Small Business Committee examined broadband deployment provided by stimulus funds and the implications for small business. The stimulus package provided $7.2 billion primarily for broadband grant and loan programs. Applications for the first round of funding were accepted between July and August, and awards are expected to be announced in December. Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) expressed concerns about the application process for the broadband programs. “The advantages of bro... Read more

  • “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation”
    Posted in Opening Statements on October 28, 2009 | Preview rr

    Opening Statement for Hearing on “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation” Sam Graves Ranking Member Committee on Small Business United States House of Representatives Washington, DC October 28, 2009 Good morning and thank you for participating in today’s committee hearing reviewing the broadband provisions in the stimulus. I would like to thank Chairwoman Velázquez for holding this timely hearing. It is no secret that I voted agai... Read more

  • “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation”
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 27, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation,”on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10:00 am in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will review steps to advance broadband deployment through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 programs, and will analyze problems applicants are experiencing with its rollout. Witnesses from the Nationa... Read more

  • Luetkemeyer to Appear on FOX Business’ ‘America’s Nightly Scoreboard’
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 27, 2009 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) will be a guest on Fox Business’ America’s Nightly Scoreboard, Tuesday, October 27, during the second half of the show between 6:30 and 7 p.m. CDT. Luetkemeyer will discuss the state of small businesses and the economy. Luetkemeyer, a freshman, is a member of the House Small Business Committee and is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade. Read more

  • Small Biz Straight Talk
    Posted in Straight Talk E-News on October 23, 2009 | Preview rr

    News from Ranking Member Sam Graves and Committee Republicans: (Please send any member media activity to angela.landers@mail.house.gov) • Ranking Member Sam Graves, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK), Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL), and Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) held a press conference with small business owners regarding health care legislation. Watch the press conference here. • Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) hosted special order o... Read more

  • Opening Statement for Markup on "The Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009"
    Posted in Opening Statements on October 21, 2009 | Preview rr

    Opening Statement for Markup on The Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009 Sam Graves Ranking Member Committee on Small Business United States House of Representatives Washington, DC October 21, 2009 Good morning. Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, for holding this markup. I appreciate your leadership on this issue and commend you for working in a bipartisan manner on developing legislation that will provide changes to the Small Business Administration programs that provide needed capital... Read more