House Passes Three Bipartisan Small Business Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The U.S. House of Representatives passed three small business bills: H.R. 399 (Passed by Voice), H.R. 400 (Passed by Vote of 411-13), and H.R. 449 (Passed by Voice). Below is a brief overview of each piece of legislation. H.R. 399, Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act – sponsored by Reps. Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Carter (LA-02), and Mfume (MD-07). This bill allows the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy to examine and speak on behalf of small businesses in international economic and trade matters. ... [...]

ICYMI: Rep. Williams Statement on Being Selected as the Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 9, 2023, Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) issued the following statement on being selected to serve as the Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business. “As a life-long small business owner, I am both humbled and honored to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business,” said Chairman Williams. “From out-of-control inflation to broken supply chains, I have firsthand experience dealing with the current problems facing America’s job creators. As the Republican majority works on solutions to these pressing... [...]

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

HAMPTON ENTERPRISES Lincoln, Nebraska Small businesses make up 99.9 percent of businesses across the United States, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all American employees. The small business community is comprised of our nation's hardest working individuals. Their tireless dedication to running a small business does not go unnoticed. On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, Mr. Scott Lockard – President of Hampton Enterprises – testified in front of the Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations. Throughout this hearing,... [...]

Luetkemeyer: Democrats Failed the American People on Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. “One thing’s for sure – Democrats have gotten good at spinning terrible economic news. Thanks to their efforts, this holiday season will be one of the most expensive on record for American families. What Biden and his Democrat allies fail to highlight is the staggering inflation rates for items like shelter, energy, and groceries. If you use propane, you are paying 65.7% more than you did last year t... [...]

Luetkemeyer Requests GAO to Audit Federal Agencies on their Regulatory Impact on Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement after penning a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an audit of federal agencies’ implementation of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and the Congressional Review Act. “Small businesses are the American economy’s lifeline. When they are successful, the next great economy is on the way. New regulations which can impact small businesses must be properly reviewed to aver... [...]