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Chairman Williams Announces Small Business Subcommittee Chairs and Assignments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Roger Williams (R-TX) of the House Committee on Small Business issued the following statement regarding Subcommittee chairs and assignments for the 118th Congress. “As a lifelong small business owner, I am grateful for the talented group of Members leading our five subcommittees to better improve the livelihoods of Main Street America. Together, we will tackle cr...

Williams & Stauber: Biden’s “Waters of the United States” Rule is Burdensome for Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Roger Williams (R-TX) and Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN) issued the following statements regarding the Biden Administration’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule. “The Biden Administration’s flawed WOTUS rule will harm small businesses, home builders, farmers, and ranchers across the country,” said Chairman Williams. “This rule will empower bureaucrats at the EP...

Chairman Williams Welcomes Republican Members for the 118th Congress Committee on Small Business

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Roger Williams (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding the Republican Members selected to serve on the House Committee on Small Business in the 118th Congress. “Across our Country, small business owners are on the frontlines of innovation and job creation,” said Chairman Williams. “These members will serve as the voice for small businesses across Washingt...

House Passes Three Bipartisan Small Business Bills

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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 Sma...

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

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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...

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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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 ...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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One thing is for sure – Democrats and their reckless policymaking has left us with nothing but terrible economic headwinds. 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 pa...

Luetkemeyer: Democrats Failed the American People on Inflation

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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 i...

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

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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 lifelin...

House Passes Four Bipartisan Small Business Bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives took up and passed four small business bills. All bills were favorably reported out of the Small Business Committee or the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support. Below is an overview of each bill. Senate Amendment to H.R. 3462, SBA Cyber Awareness Act – sponsored by Reps. Crow and Kim. This bill directs the Small Business Administration (SBA) to c...

Van Duyne: “Building Sustainable Businesses Through Employee Ownership at SBA”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations held a hybrid hearing on “Building Sustainable Businesses Through Employee Ownership at SBA.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Beth Van Duyne’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Phillips, for holding this hearing. We can all agree a business’s structure and foundat...

SMALL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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As we enter this year’s holiday season, American small businesses and families are bracing for the high prices of goods and services coupled with skyrocketing energy costs. Wholesale inflation is forcing Main Street to choose whether to raise their prices or shutter their doors. Families will be forced to choose between gifts for their loved ones or heating their homes. This is all thanks to the D...

Luetkemeyer: High Inflation is not the New Normal Despite Democrat Spin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. “Inflation remains at the top of every American’s mind and a major problem for Main Street businesses. The Biden Administration continues their disinformation spin campaign to convince the American people that this is the new normal. It isn’t. 7.7% year...

Luetkemeyer: SBA Lacks Infrastructure and Expertise to Expand Number of Small Business Lending Companies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the Small Business Administration’s decision to lift the moratorium on Small Business Lending Companies (SBLCs). “The SBA has proven time and again to be ineffective and mismanaged. They lack both the infrastructure and expertise to be the only regulator overseeing lenders. Lifting the Small Busine...

National Veteran Small Business Week Celebrates Veteran Entrepreneurs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) along with other Republicans of the House Committee on Small Business released the following statements on the closing of the National Veteran Small Business Week. “Veterans served our country valiantly and continue to serve our communities by providing jobs, unique skills, goods, and services. As entrepreneurs, these Americans enr...