Jobs & The Economy

A thriving economy builds stable neighborhoods. I am a firm believer in giving our cities the necessary access to capital and investment in order to facilitate prosperous centers of commerce. Investment is one of the anchors that drives individuals to a neighborhoods.

Small Businesses are the engines that drive our economy. As a member of the Small Business Committee, and specifically in my role as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Economic, Growth, and Capital Access I know firsthand the critical role small business owners play in our economy. As a Co-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Economic Development and Wealth Creation Task Force, I am proud of the work we are doing in terms of investing in education and job training to help our neighborhoods flourish and succeed. 

This Congress I introduced H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017. The Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017 is a bipartisan bill that amends the Small Business Act to improve the SBDC program nationwide. The bill specifically amends the Small Business Act to provide a variety of services including: grants, financial assistance, loans, export assistance, subcontracting opportunities on federal contracts to specific business owners, and other critical services to our small businesses.

For more information about my work on Jobs and the Economy, please contact my office.

 

More on Jobs & The Economy

September 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 22, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) announced the House passed the CROWN Act Monday evening.

The bill (H.R. 5309) would explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of hairstyle or hair texture that is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin.  It would prohibit such discrimination in federally funded programs, housing, employment, public accommodations, and with respect to the making and enforcement of contracts. 

September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing to include substantial renter and homeowner aid in a potential congressional Covid-19 relief deal.

Today Evans released his “Making Housing Matter” plan, which would provide both immediate relief and long-term funding.

September 3, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 3, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is calling for an end to what he calls a new policy of covering up and stonewalling by leadership of the U.S. Postal Service following a wave of complaints by customers.

August 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Aug. 22, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will vote to pass the ‘Delivering for America Act,’ which prohibits the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. 

August 18, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 18, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will visit four Post Office locations along with affected Philadelphia residents in his fight to save the U.S. Postal Service from the egregious and admitted attacks by the president. 

August 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Aug. 14, 2020) – New legislation would require mortgage servicers to inform homeowners – up-front – that they may be eligible to request forbearance due to pandemic-related financial hardship. The legislation would ensure borrowers are aware of emergency mortgage relief provided by Congress, helping the roughly one-third of homeowners not covered by this requirement in the CARES Act that passed in March.

August 12, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 12, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) hosted a virtual roundtable today with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, congressional colleagues and business leaders from the Philadelphia region. Evans serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees trade issues.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (July 29, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will host an online town hall on housing rights and relief programs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30 with representatives of four agencies and organizations.

“This is an opportunity for Philadelphia renters and homeowners to learn more about your rights as well as programs that can help you avoid eviction or foreclosure,” Evans said.

July 29, 2020 E-Newsletter

I invite you to RSVP now and join me on Facebook Live this Thursday, July 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a town hall on housing rights and relief! This is an opportunity for Philadelphia renters and homeowners to learn more about your rights as well as programs that can help you avoid eviction or foreclosure.

July 16, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (July 16, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, is calling on the U.S. Small Business Administration to explain why as many as 20 Philadelphia small businesses have been denied advance financing of up to $10,000 each while they waited months for a decision on a loan application.

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