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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania
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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

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) participated in the House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill 2018 Markup and forcefully urged the GOP majority to end their assault on the poor, elderly, veterans, and children and protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as SNAP.

April 10, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) joined with Senator Bob Casey to highlight their strong support for the continued funding of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), and the MBDA Business Centers which are critical to the future success of our local entrepreneurs and business owners. The MBDA supports our small and minority-owned businesses that create jobs and drive investment into our neighborhoods by allowing our entrepreneurs grow, innovate, and prosper.

April 9, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Bob Brady (PA-01), Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02), Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell and Sister Mary Scullion joined together at Project HOME’s Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building, to highlight the need for federal funding to support critical safety net programs including: affordable housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and education programs that are under attack in the Trump budget.

March 23, 2018 Press Release
This week, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) released the following the House passage of FY 2018 spending bill.
 
“My top priorities are to support programs that reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth and create good-paying jobs in Philadelphia and across our Commonwealth,” Congressman Evans said. 
 
Here are a few of the programs included in the bill I voted for:
 
Education
An increase for Child Care and Development Block Grant program.
March 15, 2018 Press Release

This week, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) joined with Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) to consider a strong package of bills in the Small Business Committee.

March 5, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia and Montgomery County)  highlights Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Budget Proposal to call attention to the federal government’s role in making key investments in public education.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting “Yes” on the budget deal brought before the House this morning: