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.
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Too many Philadelphia schools have had dangerous problems like asbestos, lead or mold, and hazards like those are a concern in many schools across the country. That’s why I have been focused on making sure the House would pass my school-repair plan, the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act, and another one that I strongly support as part of a sweeping infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).
WASHINGTON (July 2, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) announced the House has passed his school-repair plan as well as a complementary school-repair plan he has advocated. The legislation passed Wednesday as part of a sweeping infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).
PHILADELPHIA (June 10, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, will welcome a Philadelphia pharmacist to testify virtually before the committee today about his experience with a major federal small-business loan program during the Covid-19 pandemic.
PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing for urgent help for small businesses in Philadelphia and many other U.S. communities that now face a steeper road to recovery because of both the pandemic and recent looting.
On Friday, I voted for the Heroes Act, a sweeping Covid-19 relief bill. It passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote.
I believe we need an urgent federal response that is equal to the crisis we face. Unemployment and food-bank lines have reached levels not seen since the Great Depression.
WASHINGTON (May 15, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will vote for the Heroes Act, a sweeping Covid-19 relief bill the House of Representatives is expected to pass later today.
PHILADELPHIA (April 30, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today called for universal mandatory Covid-19 testing and for President Trump to use the Defense Production Act to have manufacturers produce the necessary testing supplies.
Evans is a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees Medicare and much of the U.S. health-care system, along with handling legislation relating to taxes, trade and Social Security.
(VIDEO of his testimony, about 2 minutes: https://youtu.be/STq_lpxgOYU?t=2287)
WASHINGTON (April 23, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, testified today in the committee’s hearing on priorities for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created last month under the CARES Act.
HOWARD, PA — Today, Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03) introduced the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief, or GROCER Act. The bill would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees from February 15 through June 15 for individuals making less than $75,000 annually. The bill would also provide discretion to the Treasury to extend this benefit for an additional three months.
PHILADELPHIA (April 17, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today announced more than $82 million in federal funding will go to 16 higher-education institutions in the 3rd Congressional District, with at least $41 million of that dedicated to emergency financial aid grants for students.