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Small Business Committee Approves FY 2018 Views and Estimates

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Washington, March 1, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Small Business Committee unanimously approved its Views and Estimates for the FY 2018 budget. The Views and Estimates markup is an important step in the budget process in which House Committees set the funding priorities for the federal agencies within their jurisdiction.

“Over the past several years, this Committee has identified numerous issues that have prevented the SBA from playing its vital role in helping small businesses grow our economy,” said Chairman Chabot. “I am confident that the overwhelming, bipartisan consensus of the Small Business Committee on these priorities, along the new leadership at the Small Business Administration and at the White House, America’s 28 million small businesses will soon see their government step out of their way and allow them to do what they do best: create good jobs.”

The Small Business Committee set the following priorities for the Small Business Administration:

-          Increased transparency and accountability for Capital Access programs

-          Smarter investments in time-tested, proven Entrepreneurial Development  programs

-          Dedication and focus in helping small businesses participate in the federal procurement marketplace

-          Improved SBA structure and management

-          Regulatory Reform and Paperwork Reduction

Read the Committee’s Views and Estimates in full here.

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