Our small business owners are the engines that drive investment in our neighborhoods, and spur economic development, block by block.
One of the first bills I introduced in Congress is 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. My 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.
In the House of Representatives I am a member of the House Small Business Committee, where is serve as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access and the Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce. To learn more about my work on the House Small Business Committee please visit this link.
For more information about my work on Small Business, please contact my office.
Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) and U.S. Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), chairmen of the Senate and House Small Business Committees, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve cybersecurity resources for small businesses. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Cyber Training Act will be a priority in each respective committee. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA) are original cosponsors of the bill.