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House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Further Assist America’s Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three small business bills favorably out of the chamber. H.R. 5426, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to provide a link to resources for submitting reports on suspected fraud relating to certain COVID-19 loans – sponsored by Reps. Van Duyne (TX-24) and Landsman (OH-01). · This bill requires the Admin...

Letter to WH and DOE re LNG

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LETTER - The House Committee on Small Business wrote to President Biden and Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm expressing concern regarding the DOE's decision to indefinitely pause export approvals for newly constructed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals.. February 28, 2024 Read the full letter here.

Chairman Williams Writes to President Biden and Secretary Granholm Regarding New LNG Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, wrote to President Biden and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm regarding the Administration’s decision to indefinitely pause export approvals for newly constructed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals. The Committee is concerned that the Administration has not considered Amer...

House Passes Five Bipartisan Small Business Bills that Address the Needs of Main Street America

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed five small business bills under suspension favorably out of the chamber. H.R. 3511, the Service-Disabled Veteran Opportunities in Small Business Act – sponsored by Reps. LaLota (NY-01), McGarvey (KY-03), Lee (NV-03), Thanedar (MI-13), and Lawler (NY-17). Federal agencies have a goal of spending five percent of all contracting dolla...

Letter to USTR

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LETTER - The House Committee on Small Business wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai expressing concern regarding the policy decision to abandon support for core U.S. digital trade priorities. February 26, 2024 Read the full letter here.

Chairman Williams Writes to USTR Over New Policy Decision Negatively Impacting Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, penned a letter to Katherine Tai, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to express concern over a new policy decision to abandon support for core U.S. digital trade priorities. The Committee is concerned that the USTR did not consider the interests of small businesses in this decision. Mo...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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In the month of February, inflation and labor quality were both leading issues small business owners face as inflation remains elevated above the Federal Reserve’s target and the labor market has continued to prove resilient. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, released earlier this month, showed the inflation rate is currently sitting at 3.1 percent year over year, down from last month, but comi...

Committee on Small Business Announces March Hearing Schedule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business announced its March hearing schedule. Full Committee Hearing: “Reducing Mismanagement: GAO Recommendations for Improving the SBA” Date & Time: Wednesday, March 6th at 10:00 AM ET Location: Hearing Room, 2360 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations: “Navigating Regulations: Alternative P...

Chairman Williams Writes to President Biden Regarding Concern over Chief Counsel Vacancy at SBA’s Office of Advocacy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, penned a letter to President Biden regarding the current vacancy of Chief Counsel at the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy. Chairman Williams issued the following statement. “Since President Biden took office, small businesses have faced a regulatory onslaught,” sa...

Letter to WH re Advocacy Vacancy

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LETTER – The House Committee on Small Business wrote to President Biden to once again urge him to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy, a position which has been vacant since 2017. February 16, 2024 Read the full letter here.

Fourth Letter to Global Engagement Center

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LETTER – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Roger Williams and Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations chairman Beth Van Duyne wrote to the Special Envoy and Coordinator for the Global Engagement Center, James Rubin, regarding the State Department's threat to impede the committee's investigation into government censorship and revenue interference of American small busine...

Chairman Williams and Rep. Bean Write to DOL Over New Rule that Would Negatively Impact Apprenticeship Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, along with Congressman Aaron Bean (R-FL) penned a letter to the Department of Labor regarding a new rule that would disincentivize small businesses from using the National Apprenticeship System. Chairman Williams issued the following statement. “Apprenticeship programs are a critical way...

LaLota: “Leveling the Playing Field: Challenges Facing Small Business Contracting”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure is holding a hearing titled “Leveling the Playing Field: Challenges Facing Small Business Contracting.” Subcommittee Chairman LaLota’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Good morning, and welcome to today’s Small Business Subcommittee hearing on Leveling the Playing Field and Cha...

Letter to DOL re Apprenticeship System

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LETTER – The House Committee on Small Business wrote to Acting Secretary for the Department of Labor (DOL) Julie Su, regarding the DOL's recent rule that would disincentivize small businesses from using the National Apprenticeship System. February 15, 2024 Read the full letter here.

Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure Holds Hearing Examining the Challenges Facing Small Business Contracting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Nick LaLota (R-NY), Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, led a hearing titled “Leveling the Playing Field: Challenges Facing Small Business Contracting.” Subcommittee Chairman LaLota issued the following statement after today’s hearing. “Small businesses should not have to deal with 94,000 pages of government red tape ...