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Byron Donalds Wants to Help Small Businesses Have More Protection From Cyber-Attacks

On Tuesday, Donalds introduced the “Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act" which “establishes a federal development center for data information sharing to equip small firms with the necessary resources and strategies to prevent criminal cyber-attacks" and which “also expands liability protections for participating small businesses that engage with the federal government in good faith.”

Byron Donalds Backs Nydia Velázquez’s Bill to Help Small Construction Firms

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal from U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, “to preserve payment protections for small construction firms working as subcontractors...
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Kathy Castor Wants Energy Department to Back More Community Solar Power Projects

Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, introduced the “Community Solar Consumer Choice Act,” claiming it will help create 2 million jobs. Castor...
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Florida’s Senators Try to Help Small Businesses With Coronavirus Stimulus Loans

With Congress and the White House agreeing on a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help the economy through the coronavirus crisis, Florida’s senators are focused on the $377 billion included in it for small businesses.

Marco Rubio Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to SBA on Budget Practice

The SBA’s request is a nearly 35 percent reduction from their current congressionally authorized budget. “This new budget process stifles their ability to properly budget and ultimately limits the services SBDCs can provide to America’s entrepreneurs,” Rubio’s office claimed.
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Ross Spano Helps New York Democrats Get Criminal Justice Bills Through the House

On a 370-41 vote, the House passed U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez’s, D-NY, “Prison to Proprietorship Act” which Spano cosponsored. The bill would have Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) offer entrepreneurship training services to current prisoners in the federal system.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Women’s Task Force Unveil Agenda for Latinas

While she is still in her first year on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., the first South American-born member of Congress, leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Women’s Task Force which was formed at the start of the year. 

Ross Spano Helps Get ‘Boots to Business’ Bill to the House Floor

A proposal with key support a freshman congressman from Florida to help veterans launch small businesses is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill and is now before the full U.S. House. 
Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Push Medicaid Expansion

Darren Soto: American Citizens in Puerto Rico, Territories Should Have Equal Access to Medicaid

Soto’s “Territories Health Care Improvement Act" would increase the limit on Medicaid payments and the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Florida Congressman Wants ‘Boots to Business’ Training for Veterans Wanting to Own Businesses

While, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a “Boots to Business” program in 2013 with “which the SBA advises veterans, current active military personnel, spouses, and dependents on how to start their own small businesses,” Scheider’s and Spano’s bill would fully authorize the program.

Marco Rubio Wants More Accountability and Transparency as Puerto Rico Recovers From Bankruptcy

“The law failed to add a requirement for advisers and consultants to disclose their own conflicts of interests with the variety of creditors to whom Puerto Rico owes $123 billion,” Rubio’s office insisted.

Darren Soto Takes on Leadership Roles for Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Soto, the first Florida congressman with ties to Puerto Rico, will pair up with two New York Democrats--U.S. Reps. José Serrano and Nydia Velázquez--to chair the Puerto Rico and Insular Areas Task Force. The Central Florida Democrat will also lead the CHC’s Civil Rights and Voting Rights Task Force. Soto will also sit on the Arts and Technology Task Force which is led by U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif.
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