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  • Access to Capital

    Small businesses continue to face significant hurdles when it comes to accessing capital. With large companies frequently raising capital through debt and equity markets, small businesses regularly finance their ventures with commercial bank borrowin...

  • Contracting

    Each year, the government dedicates nearly half a trillion dollars to the purchase of goods through federal contracts. Because this is a significant amount of federal dollars, we owe it to the taxpayers to make sure that we are using them wisely and ...

  • Disaster Assistance

    When a disaster strikes the United States and the damage, both physical and economic, is severe enough to prompt a federal declaration, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) provides the Disaster Loan Program to those impacted. With a...

  • Energy

    In 2016, according to the Small Business Administration, there were 29 million small businesses. Every one of those businesses requires access to affordable and reliable energy. Without it, it is virtually impossible to maintain a successful operatio...

  • Environment

    Federal environmental regulations impact a wide variety of small businesses, including farmers, construction companies, manufacturers, energy producers, and others across the entire country. Key environmental issues affecting small businesses can inc...

  • Health

    The health care reform legislation that became law in March of 2010 is full of bad policies. Not only has implementation of this law dramatically increased the role of government in health care and trapped Americans in a web of bureaucratic red tape,...

  • Taxes

    Tax issues continue to impede the economic growth of the nation. Time and again, small businesses, the engines of the economy, cite tax complexity and tax compliance problems as major concerns that they must face. To create an environment where small...

  • Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    One of the top priorities of the House Small Business Committee is overseeing small business issues within all government agencies, with particular attention paid to eliminating waste and abuse. This section of the website will track all our efforts ...

  • Rural America

    Small businesses play an especially vital role in rural America, creating roughly two-thirds of new jobs. However, entrepreneurs in these communities face different challenges than those in metropolitan areas. Employers in rural areas have a harder t...

  • International Trade

    International trade is a critical component for the long-term growth and viability of small businesses and the U.S. economy overall. In 2016, total U.S. exports reached $2.2 trillion, which is nearly 12 percent of the United States Gross Domestic Pro...

  • Technology

    SBIR Reauthorization Since its enactment in 1982 as part of the Small Business Innovation Development Act, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program has helped thousands of small businesses to compete for federal research and development ...

  • Workplace Issues

    The House Small Business Committee conducts vigorous oversight of federal agencies, closely monitors legislative proposals, and examines proposed rulemakings to ensure that the government does not unfairly expand the scope of programs that could nega...