H.Res. 1134 – Expressing support for the designation of September 22, 2020, to September 24, 2020, as “National Small Business Week” to honor the entrepreneurial spirit and contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in the United States

Summary: This resolution celebrates the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every U.S. community and supports the designation of National Small Business Week. Further, it supports efforts to provide small businesses with aid and assistance through certain programs and initiatives. (Cosponsors)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig co-sponsored the bill on 09/21/20.

STATUS: Introduced 9/21/20 by Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before.

    We are facing unique challenges together. However, American small businesses continue to play a central role in building a strong country, prepared for any obstacles in the future.

    More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of NSBW, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories. Additionally, this year’s NSBW will recognize the small businesses who have navigated the coronavirus pandemic while supporting their employees and communities. There will be a number of presenters providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover towards a stronger economy.

    Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

    (Source: US Small Business Association)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information on GovTrack.

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