Tag: u.s house small business committee

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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)”...

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...

Ross Spano Helps Get Bill Expanding the Community Advantage Loan Program to House Floor

The proposal would also have the Small Business Administration (SBA) offer more training and assistance to small businesses in the program. Spano is the main co-sponsor of the bill.

Florida Congressman Backs Expanding the Community Advantage Loan Program for Small Businesses

U.S. Rep. Judy Chu introduced the bill at the end of last week. Her legislation would take the Community Advantage Loan Program, which was set up as a pilot program back in 2011 “to provide low-interest loans to small businesses that have been historically underserved by loan providers, such as veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses” and reauthorize it through 2025.

Ross Spano Introduces House Version of Ted Cruz’s, Marco Rubio’s PPP Reform

Two weeks ago, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, brought out the legislation with the support of U.S. Sen, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

PPP Reform Clears the House With Strong Support From Florida Delegation

Phillips and other supporters of the proposal insist the bill will offer more flexibility to small businesses.
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Stephanie Murphy Wants to Expand the Employee Retention Tax Credit

This week, Murphy appeared at a media event with U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-NY, and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., to promote expanding the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). The tax credit encourages companies to keep workers by paying up to $5,000 of the employee’s wages.
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Chris Pappas, Greg Steube Want to Expand Support for Non-Profits Helping Small Businesses

This week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas’, D-NH, proposal to ensure nonprofits which help small businesses, including local chambers of commerce and tourism organizations, will be able to get assistance from the federal government through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Ross Spano Showcases ‘Great American Comeback’ Economic Plan

This week, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., the only member of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, showcased his “Great American Comeback" economic plan to help the nation recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Marco Rubio Showcases PPP, Federal Programs for Small Business in Online, Telephone Events

At the end of last week, Rubio held a telephone townhall with U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., the only member of the Florida delegation on the U.S. House Small Business Committee.
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With Strong Support From Florida Delegation, House Approves $484 Billion in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

On Thursday, with many of its members wearing masks and with social distancing efforts in effect, the U.S. House approved another $484 billion in federal funds to help the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ross Spano: Chambers of Commerce Can Help the Economy Bounce Back From Coronavirus

Spano, who sits on the U.S. House Small Business Committee, joined U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, who leads Republicans on the committee, on a video conference call with six regional chambers of commerce.
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