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Chairwoman Velázquez on December Jobs Report

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Labor Department released its December jobs statement: “December’s weak jobs report captures the difficulties that plagued our job creators and small businesses in 2019 under President Trump’s watch. In small business-heavy sectors such as manufacturing, jobs are de... Read more »

Statement of the Hon. Nydia Velázquez on Upskilling the Medical Workforce: Opportunities in Health Innovation

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On this committee we are focused on ensuring that cities and towns across the Country have a vibrant and growing Main Street. Small firms, with their innovations and character, create jobs that lead to healthy and sustainable local economies. As we all know, an essential part of any community are the doctors and nurses who are relied upon in every corner of our country to keep us healthy. But many... Read more »

Chairwoman Velázquez on National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized each year from September 15th to October 15th: “Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize the history, culture, and achievements of the Hispanic-American community. And in the small business sector, there is plent... Read more »

Chairwoman Velázquez on National Preparedness Month

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement for National Preparedness Month which is recognized each September: “When natural disaster strikes, the federal government must be prepared to help. For years, the Small Business Administration has been a crucial part of the recovery process, offering low-cost loans and assis... Read more »

Chairwoman Velázquez Introduces Bill to Expand Economic Opportunity in Puerto Rico

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Washington, D.C.—House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced H.R. 3372, the Small Business Contracting Credit Act of 2019, a bill to incentivize contracting opportunities for small businesses in Puerto Rico. As the Island continues to reel from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Velázquez’s bill would increase economic opportunity by spurring inves... Read more »

Chairwoman Velázquez Reacts to Ongoing Trade Hearings on Trump Tariffs

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement as small businesses shared their concerns over President Trump’s trade war with China in written comments and during hearings before the Office of the United States Trade Representative: “Once again, small businesses are telling this Administration what we have been hearing s... Read more »

Committee Meets to Strengthen Retirement Options for Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing to consider how Congress can help more small businesses provide their employees with affordable retirement plans. The hearing was led by Committee Vice Chair Dwight Evans (D-PA), who convened a panel of small business owners, retirement consultants, and experts. “Whether working for a small or large business, a nonprofit, ... Read more »

Committee Sheds Light on Shutdown’s Consequences for Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Small Business Committee under Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) held a hearing into the consequences of the recent 35-day government shutdown on America’s small business sector. “As we are all aware, the recent government shutdown was a particularly painful experience that will leave a lasting impact on our small business economy and our workforce,” said Chair... Read more »

Velazquez Announces Small Business Subcommittee Chairs

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Washington, D.C.—Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced the five Committee Democratic Members who will serve as Subcommittee Chairs for the 116th Congress. “I am proud to welcome our Subcommittee Chairs whose leadership and diverse backgrounds will be of great value to serving America’s small business sector,” said Chairwoman Velázquez. “In the 11... Read more »

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