House Advances Congressman Evans’ Small Business Bill

July 11, 2018
Press Release

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.

HR 2655 helps bridge this gap and provide small business owners the necessary tools to combat these serious issues that has been plaguing our country for decades.

“As members of Congress we have a special duty to ensure that our small businesses have all the tools in the toolbox that they need to succeed.  We know that small businesses are critical to the economic strength of our country, especially in the new and growing tech-based economy.  Creating and supporting their growth is essential to helping entrepreneurs prosper,” said Congressman Dwight Evans.

“In today’s world, innovative processes and leading ideas are some of entrepreneurs’ most valued assets,” said Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the Small Business Committee.  “Unfortunately, we increasingly see small companies are vulnerable to intellectual property theft. Rep. Evans is leading the fight to protect small businesses from these dangers, and, in doing so helping preserve a pillar of our national economy.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the proud home to nearly 1 million small businesses.

Congressman Evans is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access of the House Small Business Committee.