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Crow Looks to Youth Apprenticeships to Strengthen Small Business Workforce

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development under Chairman Jason Crow (D-CO) held a hearing exploring how Congress can utilize youth apprenticeship programs to strengthen the labor force and attract young workers to small businesses.    “Increasingly, young people are turning to youth…

Mfume Eyes Improvements to SBA HUBZone Contracting Program

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, led by Chairman Kwesi Mfume (D-MD), held a hearing assessing the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program. Congress created HUBZone in 1997 to boost Federal contracting opportunities for small businesses located in economically…

House Passes Bipartisan Small Business Contracting Provisions in NDAA Bill

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Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (NDAA), a bipartisan defense bill that includes numerous provisions to help small government contractors. Committee members fought to include several provisions that address critical issues facing small firms seeking procurement opportunities.     “The government…

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on The Community College to Small Business Pipeline

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Thank you to all our witnesses for being here today. It's great to be joined by representatives from community colleges across the country. I believe that America's community college system is one of the underappreciated strengths of our great education system.   The United States' university system is widely regarded as the best globally, but a 4-year degree isn't for everyone. At…

Chairwoman Velázquez Announces November Hearings

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced several committee hearings throughout November:   Wednesday, November 3, 2021- 10 A.M.- Hybrid Hearing: Entrepreneurship in the New Economy   Thursday, November 4, 2021- 10 A.M.- Hybrid Hearing: The Community College Pipeline to Small Businesses (Subcommittee on Innovation,…

House Passes Bipartisan Small Business Contracting Measures as Part of NDAA

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Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, the House passed the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes multiple measures to create more opportunities for small businesses in the government contracting space. Committee members advanced numerous bipartisan amendments focused on helping small firms that were included in the final bill.     “The federal government is…

Phillips Explores Role of Small Businesses in Combating Climate Crisis

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, held a hearing examining the role of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and small firms in fighting climate change. In 2021, historic floods, record temperatures, and blazing wildfires have wreaked havoc on communities, posing a significant threat to small…

Chairwoman Velázquez Announces July Hearings

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced several Committee hearings throughout July:   Tuesday, July 13, 2021- 1:00 P.M.- Remote Hearing: Rural American Recovery: The Role of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Development)   Wednesday, July 14, 2021- 1:00…

Chairwoman Velázquez on Launch of Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement in advance of the opening of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Restaurant Revitalization Fund:          “Today’s opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund marks an important milestone for our nation’s restaurants and bars on…

House Passes Three Bipartisan Bills to Improve Key SBA Lending Programs

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House passed a set of three bipartisan bills to make reforms to critical Small Business Administration (SBA) lending programs. The bills would make multiple improvements to the SBA’s 504 and Microloan programs.     “As small businesses look to achieve long term recovery from the COVID crisis, capital access will be more important…

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