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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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:
WASHINGTON (Jan. 3, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) is being sworn in today for a third full term in the U.S. House of Representatives serving the residents of Philadelphia’s 3rd Congressional District.
You can download the flyer (1-page, PDF format) here:
WASHINGTON (Dec. 22, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) welcomed agreement on a new Covid relief package, something he has been advocating and voting for since May:
“While a new round of $600 direct payments, also known as ‘stimulus checks,’ seems to me to be getting the most attention, that’s only about 20 percent of the package. There’s much more in this package to deliver help to people NOW.
WASHINGTON (Dec. 8, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) welcomed a court ruling in favor of the proposed merger of Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia and the region. Evans continues to voice his strong support for the merger.
WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) welcomed today’s House passage of a landmark cannabis bill, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act. The bill includes Evans’ Homegrown Act, which would help small businesses and people of color share in the booming cannabis industry.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 7, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) issued the following statement:
“I am overjoyed to call Joe Biden and Kamala Harris our president-elect and vice president-elect! America needs their steady, experienced leadership, especially as we deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and the deep recession it has caused.
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 30, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will hold a Virtual Federal Services Fair on upcoming back-to-back Saturdays, Nov. 7 and 14.
“Join us to learn about programs and resources offered from participating federal agencies. These experts will share information about services their agencies provide and you will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from each agency,” Evans said.
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.