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Chairwoman Velázquez’s Statement on House Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement after the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act:          “Under the Biden Administration, American small firms have enjoyed record years in terms of job creation and new business startups. Overall, our economy has added nearly 10…

Chairwoman Velázquez on July 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 July jobs report showing that non-farm payroll employment increased by 528,000:            “Today’s jobs report crushed expectations, adding a robust 528,000 jobs and showcasing the…

SIGNED INTO LAW: Velázquez and Luetkemeyer Bills to Extend Statute of Limitations on COVID Small Business Fraud Cases

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Washington, D.C.— Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the PPP and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act and the COVID-19 EIDL Fraud Statute of Limitations Act of 2022. These two bills, introduced by Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer would extend the statute of limitations for certain fraud cases involving the Paycheck Protection Program…

House Passes Velázquez Amendment to Reduce Collateral Burden for Small Businesses Hurt by Natural Disasters

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House passed H.R. 5118, the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, a package of 49 bills that will help protect communities against catastrophic wildfires, enhance drought resiliency, and ensure a whole-of-government approach to wildfire and drought issues. The bill included a bipartisan amendment offered by Chairwoman Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) and Rep.…

Velázquez Works to Maximize Small Business Participation in Infrastructure Revitalization

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee, under Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), held a hearing focused on increasing small business participation in infrastructure projects by strengthening the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Surety Bond Guarantee Program (SBG). Every year, SBG helps thousands of small firms access government contracts by guaranteeing surety…

Davids Works to Boost Small Business Exporting

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, convened a panel of trade experts and small business exporters to discuss how international trade can fuel small business recovery and growth. The hearing focused on the current state of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade Enhancement Program…

Statement of the Hon. Sharice Davids on The SBA Office of International Trade and the STEP Program as Key Tools for Recovery and Expansion

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American entrepreneurs are nearly always looking to expand their businesses. Whether it’s hiring new workers, offering new products, or opening new locations, small business owners always have an eye on growth. In recent years, increased globalization and digital adoption have led many small businesses to expand their offerings into international markets. Approximately 166,384 small…

House Passes Bundle of Small Business Priorities as Part of FY23 NDAA

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (NDAA), a bipartisan defense bill that includes numerous measures to support small government contractors and boost small business participation in the procurement marketplace. Committee members worked to include multiple provisions that address key challenges facing small firms in the…

Phillips Pushes Transparency in Small Business FinTech Lending

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations held a hearing examining the current state of small business fintech lending. Chairman Dean Phillips (D-MN) gathered lenders and small business stakeholders to testify on the advantages of fintech lending as well as the risks posed to small businesses in the rapidly…

Chairwoman Velázquez on June Jobs Report

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“With today’s jobs report, our recovery has passed an important milestone as we’ve gained back all the private-sector jobs lost during the pandemic. The June jobs report also revealed that U.S. manufacturing employment has returned to levels not seen since February 2020. This recovery has been historically swift and strong. Under President Biden, we’ve added 9 million jobs, and the…

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