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 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 7, 2021) – In advance of a House Ways and Means Committee markup on the budget reconciliation package, U.S. Representatives Dwight Evans (PA-3) and Nikema Williams (GA-5) are introducing a $1 billion tax credit bill that would advance environmental justice using tax credits for research and other academic programs.

The legislation would:

July 16, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (July 16, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced he has secured nearly $6.3 million in federal funding for eight Philadelphia community projects in annual spending bills that are moving forward in the House of Representatives.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 10, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced that his requests for $19.6 million in federal funding for seven Philadelphia transportation projects have advanced to the full House of Representatives.

Evans’ requests are included in a bill that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved today.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (May 12, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced he has submitted 17 community project and transportation member-directed project requests for the 3rd District.

March 31, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) on Tuesday announced his Housing Is Essential plan for more than $63 billion in new federal affordable housing funding. He was joined by western Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA-18th) and housing advocates from across the state who support the plan.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced the U.S. House of Representatives will accept limited member requests for Community Project Funding in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON (March 10, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) today voted for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, helping to put the Covid relief and economic rescue bill over the top in the House and send it to President Biden’s desk.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) has been appointed to an added role in his second term on the influential House Ways and Means Committee. In addition to serving on the Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health and on Worker and Family Support, Evans will also now serve on the Subcommittee on Oversight.

January 12, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 12, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) issued the following statement on the proposed merger of Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia and the region:

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