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On December 4, 1941, the U. S. House of Representatives created the first House Select Committee on Small Business.  The select committee was established in response to a growing number of small business activists and organizations advocating for more protections and better government policies for America’s small businesses. While it had no legislative authority, the select committee became popular with House members and was reauthorized each Congress until January 5, 1975, when it was made a permanent standing committee. House members then granted the new standing committee with certain areas of legislative jurisdiction and oversight functions, increasing its scope and influence.

Committee Documents:

House Committee on Small Business Rules – Here

House Committee on Small Business Authorization & Oversight Plan – Here


Roger Williams represents the 25th congressional district of Texas which is located in North Texas and stretches from Tarrant County in the east to Callahan County in the west. Williams was raised in the Fort Worth area and attended Texas Christian University, where he was (...)

Rep. Roger Williams headshot