Small Business

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.

 

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) has been named as vice chair of the House Small Business Committee. He will also serve on the Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations.

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) joined with farmers, small business owners, seniors, food policy advocates and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients at Reading Terminal Market to highlight the critical role SNAP plays in our city and region and oppose any cuts to the program.

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today voted to advance two bills that would help many workers: the SECURE Act, a bill to bring retirement security to more small business employees, and the BRIDGE for Workers Act, a bill to help unemployed people get re-employment services.

Evans serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes, trade, Social Security and Medicare. The committee voted out both bills today.

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) announced he will vote today for a bipartisan spending bill that would prevent another government shutdown if President Trump signs it into law.

“I met with many federal employees from Philadelphia and the region who were forced to work without pay or were furloughed without pay for 35 days during the recent shutdown. That was unfair to them and the people they serve. I am against a new shutdown. The people deserve a functioning government, and the workers deserve to get paid for their work!” Evans said.

Last night, House Resolution 2655, sponsored by Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County), Democratic member of the Small Business Committee, was agreed to in the House of Representatives. Evans’ legislation would help small business owners learn how to protect their valuable intellectual property.

Nationwide, our small business owners, the backbone of our communities, are struggling to address the ever-growing threats of cybersecurity and how to protect their businesses from intellectual property theft, both at home and abroad.

President Donald J. Trump has signed into law legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and James Risch (R-ID), Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee and Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) aimed at helping small businesses safeguard their intellectual property with expanded education on obtaining and protecting patents. The Small Business Innovation Protection Act will build upon existing outreach programs run by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S.

Today, in celebration of National Small Business Week Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County),  Ranking Member on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access; Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY- 7), Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee; and women small business owners and entrepreneurs joined together at The Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia for a vibrant roundtable discussion about the ways our small businesses’ can increase access to capital and credit.

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