FLAGS OF VALOR Winchester, Virginia Small businesses make up 99.9 percent of businesses across the United States, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all American employees. The small business community is comprised of our nation's hardest-working individuals. Their tireless dedication to running a small business does not go unnoticed. During the month of June, America celebrates Flag Day and the adoption of the flag of the United States. This month, the Small Business Committee Celebrates Flags of Valor, co-founded by U.S. Air Force Veteran Jo... [...]

Luetkemeyer: “SBA Management Review: Office of Government Contracting and Business Development”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a full hybrid hearing on “SBA Management Review: Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.” Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you for having this important hearing with the Associate Administrator of the SBA’s Government Contracting and Business Development office. Now more than ever, small businesses deserve to hear from agency officials that administer some of the most important ... [...]

Luetkemeyer Demands Documents and Information Explaining Yellen’s Refusal to Testify

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer penned a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, requesting documents and communications material relating to the offers to testify before the House Small Business Committee. Ranking Member Luetkemeyer issued the following statement regarding this oversight letter: “Secretary Yellen continues to dodge offers to perform her statutorily required duty to testify before the House Committee on Small Business to speak on matters related to COVID-19 relief loans... [...]

House Small Business Committee Republicans Demand Answers from SBA’s Guzman on Voter Agency Designation Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Small Business Republicans issued a joint statement on a letter sent to Isabella Guzman, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). The letter, signed by all Small Business Committee Republicans and other Republicans, demands answers on the SBA’s request to become a designated voter agency – which detracts from the agency’s core responsibility of helping and assisting the nation’s smallest businesses. “Instead of focusing on the needs of small businesses, the SBA seems to be more i... [...]

Luetkemeyer and House Republican Committees Demand Answers on Biden Administration’s Voting Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Republicans on the House Committees on Administration, Agriculture, Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture and Financial Services and General Government, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Reform, and Small Business sent a series of letters to 12 federal agencies raising concerns about the Biden Administration’s lack of constitutional and statutory authority to enact the Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting. Ranking Members Rodney Davis (R-IL), Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), Virginia Fox... [...]