Graves Statement on President Obama's Small Business Roundtable
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement on President Obama’s roundtable discussion with small business owners and SBA Administrator Karen Mills:
“Poll after poll and survey after survey show that America’s small businesses are uncertain about the economic landscape of our nation made more unstable by the President’s policies. Even though the administration may tout their programs intended to help small firms, the majority of the President's policies have burdened them, including the health care law, the rate of over-regulation, the deficit-spending, and the constant threats of tax increases. In order to help small businesses, we must provide more stability and relief on issues like taxes, regulations, energy costs, and government spending. Over the last 18 months, the House has addressed these problems by passing more than two dozen jobs bills that are still awaiting Senate action. On the eve of National Small Business Week, I hope the President will call on the Senate to vote on those jobs bills and work with House Republicans on providing more certainty for America’s small business job creators.”
The week of May 20-26th will mark the 49th annual National Small Business Week, a time to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. Members of the Small Business Committee and the House Republican Conference will be holding small business events in their districts across the nation during this week.