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Crow Looks to Clean Energy Economy to Boost Small Business Job Growth

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development, held a hearing on the opportunities the clean energy economy presents for the small business sector. “This year, we’ve already experienced unprecedented climate events across the country that remind us that the climate crisis is a threat to human lives and econo...

Velázquez Looks to Protect Small Businesses from Rising Cyber Threats

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee, led by Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), held a hearing focused on improving cybersecurity preparedness in the small businesses sector. The hearing occurred following the Biden administration’s acknowledgement yesterday that hackers affiliated with the Chinese government were behind a major cyberattack on Microsoft Corp. that potenti...

Velázquez and Donalds Introduce Bill to Boost Small Business Cyber Defense

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) introduced legislation to encourage cooperation between small businesses and the federal government to protect against cyber threats. The Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act would boost collaboration between the government and small businesses by utilizing S...

Davids Looks to Drive Innovation and Economic Recovery Through SBA Programs

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, under Chairwoman Sharice Davids (D-KS), examined current Small Business Administration (SBA) initiatives designed to encourage innovation. The hearing focused on ways innovation can benefit small businesses, drive recovery from the pandemic, and boost the country’s long-term econom...

Chairwoman Velázquez Statement on June Jobs Report

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Washington, D.C.— Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Labor Department released its June jobs report: “The June jobs report is a welcome sign that America’s economy is progressing steadily towards recovery. In June, our economy beat expectations by adding 850,000 jobs. These gains were driven by small...

Velázquez Introduces Bill to Launch Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Program for Entrepreneurs

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) introduced a bill to establish a student loan debt forgiveness and deferment program for entrepreneurs. The Supporting America’s Young Entrepreneurs Act of 2021 seeks to lower one of the most prominent barriers to starting a business, outstanding student loan debt. “Our nation is currently facing the dual ...

Crow Pushes to Increase Entrepreneurship to Drive Economic Recovery

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development, led by Chairman Jason Crow (D-CO), held a hearing focused on reversing the decades-long trend of declining entrepreneurship in the United States. The hearing examined policy options to incentivize new business creation and ultimately drive equitable economic recovery...

Representatives Testify on Priorities for Small Business Recovery During Annual “Member Day” Hearing

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee, led by Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), held its annual “Member Day” hearing. The hearing featured testimony from members of Congress regarding the issues that are impacting small businesses in their home districts. During the hearing, members focused on topics related to the ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and how Congres...

Phillips Works to Optimize DOD Cyber-Security Preparedness Initiative for Small Contractors

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, led by Chairman Dean Phillips (D-MN), held a hearing examining the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC is the Department of Defense's (DOD) latest initiative to increase cybersecurity preparedness across the defense industrial base (DBI). The hearing gathe...

Davids Holds Hearing on Reversing Decline in Women’s Entrepreneurship

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access held a hearing examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women-owned businesses. The hearing, led by Chairwoman Sharice Davids (D-KS), gathered women business owners and experts to detail the ways the pandemic has exacerbated the longstanding barriers that women in business f...

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