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Gus Bilirakis: NPRC, SBA Need to Respond Better to Constituents’ Needs

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., noted his increased frustration with the lack of response from two federal agencies. Bilirakis signaled out the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), which provides copies of veterans’ service...

Ron DeSantis: SBA Disaster Loans Available for Businesses and Residents Impacted by Central Florida...

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida businesses and residents affected by the tornado on March 12, 2022, may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA disaster...

Marco Rubio Wants to Know Why SBA Has Backlog on Forgiving PPP Loans

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman demanding answers on the significant backlog of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness applications. Rubio specifically raised...

Maria Elvira Salazar, SBA Administrator Focus on Small Businesses at Event in South Florida

This week, U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and Isabel Guzman, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), held an event in Miami to showcase small businesses in South Florida. Salazar, who leads...

Marco Rubio, Greg Steube Teaming Up on Small Business Bills

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., showcased two bills he has been working on which will, he insisted, “protect America’s small businesses and improve the Small Business Administration (SBA)” Last week, Rubio brought back...
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Byron Donalds Introduces Expanding Access to Affordable Credit for Small Businesses Act

Last week, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., showcased his “Expanding Access to Affordable Credit for Small Businesses Act” which he introduced earlier in the month. “This bipartisan legislation optimizes the full capability of the free...

Val Demings Meets with Central Florida Puerto Rican Business Leaders

Last week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., held a roundtable conversation with Central Florida Puerto Rican business leaders. The event, which has hosted at Achilles Art Café, included a presentation by J. “Malcolm” Richards, the...
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Scott Franklin Wants American Small Businesses to Help Create Global AI Standards

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Fla., introduced a bill that “will support small businesses with financial backing so they can participate in setting global standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI)”...
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South Florida Congresswoman Brings Out the Rebuilding Communities After Disasters Act

The South Florida congresswoman’s office noted that the recent collapse of a condo in Surfside helped lead to the proposal. 
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Florida DEO: SBA Loans Available to Small Businesses, Non-Profits, Homeowners Impact by Surfside Condo...

The SBA authorized an Administrative Declaration for Miami-Dade County, as well as the contiguous Florida counties of Broward, Collier, and Monroe, in the form of low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Business Physical Disaster Loans, and Home Disaster Loans to eligible business owners and homeowners impacted by the Surfside condo collapse.
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South Florida Congressional Republicans Want to Know if ODA is Ready for Hurricane Season

U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Maria Elvira Salazar sent a letter to Isabella Guzman, the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), urging her to provide more information on the preparedness of the Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) for the 2021 hurricane season and the office’s ability to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while also managing loans stemming from natural disasters.
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Marco Rubio Brings Back Bills to Protect Small Businesses From Cyber Threats

At the start of 2019, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., now the chairman of the Small Business Committee, on SBA Cyber Awareness Act.” Rubio brought the bill back this week with the support of U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho. 
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