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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…

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…

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…

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…

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                   …

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…

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…

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…

Chairman Williams Pens Letter to EPA Administrator Regarding Five Rules with Potential to Harm Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, wrote to Administrator Michael Reagan of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding five rules that, if implemented, could significantly harm small businesses. Chairman Williams issued the following statement. “On day one, this Administration started wrapping Main…

Committee on Small Business Holds Hearing Examining the Impact of EPA Regulations on Main Street

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Roger Williams (R-TX) led a full Committee on Small Business hearing titled “Burdensome Regulations: Examining the Impact of EPA Regulations on Main Street.” Chairman Williams issued the following statement after today’s hearing. “Today’s hearing was especially important as the EPA continues to stifle innovation by wrapping American industry in red…