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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...

Mfume Works to Ensure Small Contractor Involvement in Infrastructure Plans

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, Chaired by Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), held a hearing examining the role of small contractors under potential infrastructure investment plans. The hearing gathered small contractors and procurement experts to discuss how infrastructure investment can benefit small businesses and small firms’ role i...

Chairwoman Velázquez Statement on May 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 May jobs report: “After over a year of struggling under the pandemic, the May jobs report shows that our economic recovery is making progress. During the first four months of the Biden Administration, we’ve seen record job growth, with ...

Chairwoman Velázquez on Pride Month

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement in honor of June as LGBTQ Pride Month: “This pride month, it’s vital to recognize the contributions and impacts of LGBTQ small businesses across the country. LGBTQ entrepreneurs are diverse in their experiences, skill sets, and industries of choice, but they share the common ...

Chairwoman Velázquez on President Biden’s FY22 Budget

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement following President Biden’s release of his Fiscal Year 2022 budget: “President Biden’s proposed budget is a welcome sight for small businesses that have been struggling for well over a year under the COVID pandemic. This transformative proposal makes a generational commitment...

Phillips Conducts Oversight of SBA Pandemic Grant Programs

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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 focused on assessing the implementation and effectiveness of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) pandemic related grant programs. The hearing gathered small business owners and stakeholders to testify on their experience ...

Crow Looks to Utilize SBA Resource Partners to Drive Small Business 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 reviewing the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) entrepreneurial development ecosystem. The SBA offers a wide range of free or low-cost counseling and training services through its primary resource partners, Small B...

Davids Looks to Strengthen Role of Community Financial Institutions in Small Business Lending

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, led by Chairwoman Sharice Davids (D-KS), held a hearing examining the roles of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) in small business lending. “The pandemic taught us a critical lesson in the power of community financial i...

Velázquez Looks to Unleash Small Business Innovation Through Federal Research Programs

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Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) hosted a hearing focused on improving federal Research and Development (R&D) programs supporting small business innovation. The hearing covered the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which help entrepreneurs commercialize federal R&D innovation...

Crow Seeks to Utilize Workforce Development to Train Next Generation of Infrastructure Workers

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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 examining how small firms and the federal government can leverage workforce development programs to train and upskill the next generation of infrastructure workers. “It is not enough to create jobs, we need to create ...

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