H. Res. 634

Expressing support for the designation of the week of September 13, 2021, through September 17, 2021, as National Small Business Week to celebrate the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every community in the United States.

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117 HRES 634 IH: Expressing support for the designation of the week of September 13, 2021, through September 17, 2021, as “National Small Business Week” to celebrate the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every community in the United States.

U.S. House of Representatives

2021-09-10

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IV

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 634

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2021

Ms. Velázquez

(for herself,

Mr. Luetkemeyer

,

Ms. Newman

,

Mr. Evans

,

Ms. Salazar

,

Ms. Tenney

,

Mr. Fitzgerald

,

Ms. Bourdeaux

,

Mr. Carter of Louisiana

,

Ms. Houlahan

,

Mr. Phillips

,

Ms. Craig

,

Mrs. Kim of California

,

Mr. Mfume

,

Ms. Chu

,

Mr. Crow

,

Mr. Kim of New Jersey

,

Mr. Meuser

,

Mr. Garbarino

,

Ms. Van Duyne

,

Mr. Delgado

,

Mr. Stauber

,

Mr. Donalds

,

Mr. Williams of Texas

,

Mr. Hagedorn

,

Ms. Bonamici

,

Ms. Wexton

,

Mr. Rice of South Carolina

,

Mr. Pappas

,

Ms. Eshoo

,

Mr. Case

,

Mrs. Demings

,

Mr. Mann

,

Mr. Neguse

,

Mr. LaMalfa

,

Mr. Balderson

,

Ms. Malliotakis

,

Mr. Allen

,

Ms. Norton

,

Mr. Keller

,

Mr. Reschenthaler

,

Mr. Chabot

,

Mr. Guthrie

,

Mr. Bacon

,

Mr. Carl

,

Mr. Johnson of Ohio

,

Mr. Timmons

,

Mr. Owens

,

Mr. Moolenaar

,

Mr. DeSaulnier

,

Mr. Norman

,

Mr. Johnson of South Dakota

,

Mr. Bucshon

,

Mr. Crawford

,

Mr. Smith of Missouri

,

Mr. Calvert

,

Mrs. McClain

,

Mrs. Hinson

, and

Mr. Fitzpatrick

) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the

Committee on Small Business

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for the designation of the week of September 13, 2021, through September 17, 2021, as

National Small Business Week

to celebrate the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every community in the United States.

Whereas a

National Small Business Week

has been declared by every President since 1963;

Whereas there are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States that support nearly 60 million jobs;

Whereas every congressional district in the United States contains a small business;

Whereas thousands of small business establishments have been particularly hard hit by the COVID–19 pandemic;

Whereas small businesses will play an integral role in rebuilding the economy of the Nation;

Whereas Congress established the Small Business Administration in 1953 to aid, counsel, assist, and protect interests of small business to ensure that a fair proportion of total purchases, contracts, and subcontracts for property and services for the Federal Government are placed with small businesses, to make certain access to critical capital is made available to such small businesses, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy;

Whereas the Small Business Administration has helped small businesses with access to critical lending opportunities, played a key role in ensuring full and open competition for government contracts, and improved the economic environment in which small businesses compete; and

Whereas September 13, 2021, through September 17, 2021, would be an appropriate week to celebrate

National Small Business Week

: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

honors and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and contributions of small businesses in every community in the United States;

(2)

applauds the efforts and achievements of the owners of small businesses and their employees in every community in the community of the United States;

(3)

recognizes that in the face of significant challenges, the owners of small businesses have demonstrated incredible resilience over the past 18 months;

(4)

understands that the Small Business Administration can help small business recover and build back from the global pandemic;

(5)

supports the designation of

National Small Business Week

; and

(6)

supports efforts to—

(A)

encourage consumers to utilize small businesses;

(B)

increase awareness of the value of small businesses and the impact they have on rebuilding the economy of the United States;

(C)

hold Federal agencies accountable for meeting procurement goals for small businesses, including the goals for small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, small businesses owned and controlled by women, HUBZone small businesses, and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses;

(D)

ensure guaranteed loans and microloans for startup and growing small businesses are made available to all qualified small businesses, including women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses;

(E)

provide small businesses the technical assistance and counseling that they desperately need;

(F)

strengthen small business disaster assistance through the Small Business Administration to guarantee it is provided in a timely and efficient manner;

(G)

facilitate access to affordable broadband service to foster rural small business growth; and

(H)

foster systems of intellectual property protection for small business innovation.