Ranking Member Luetkemeyer and Rep. Kim Host Roundtable on Small Business Lending and Economic Headwinds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Rep. Young Kim (R-CA) issued the following statement on Friday’s Small Business Roundtable on Small Business Lending: “Whether it is elevated price levels, supply chain disruptions, or a difficulty in finding workers, Main Street continues to feel the brunt of these tough economic headwinds. Due to this inflation crisis, Americans are living in an increased interest rate environment, impacting lenders and borrowers alike. Washington needs to enact pro-growth solutions, not p... [...]

Luetkemeyer: Biden’s SBA Continues to Fight Back on Transparency and Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on penning a letter to the Small Business Administrator, the Honorable Isabella Guzman, regarding the SBA’s disagreements with the GAO on oversight improvements of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF): “I am at a loss of words about the fact that the SBA chose to disagree with several recommendations to improve oversight and efficiency. One recommendation the SBA disagreed with would improve the recovery of fraudulently obtained funds from the ... [...]

Meetings with Main Street: Vice Ranking Member Williams Met with Bennett’s Office Supply

Republican Members of the Small Business Committee understand the importance of hearing directly from American entrepreneurs, innovators, and job creators. As small businesses face record-high inflation, labor shortages, and supply chain disruptions, Small Business Committee Republicans continue to examine solutions and receive input from small business owners. This August, Ranking Member Luetkemeyer began the Meetings with Main Street Series as part of his continuing efforts to keep the Small Business Committee connected with the concerns of t... [...]

Luetkemeyer: SBIR & STTR Reauthorization Strengthens Safeguards to Prevent Abuse by Foreign Actors and Supports Technological Innovation for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) issued the following statement on the passage of S. 4900, the SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022: “This bipartisan bill reauthorizes the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for three years and addresses major concerns by establishing research security measures, increasing transparency and oversight, and focusing on commercialization. After discovering China’s influence in the prog... [...]

House Committee on Small Business Republicans Stand Firmly Behind the Commitment to America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and the Republicans of the House Committee on Small Business issued the following joint statement on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Commitment to America: “As the Republicans of the House Committee on Small Business, we stand firmly behind House Republican Leader McCarthy’s Commitment to America. Over the past two years, Ranking Member Luetkemeyer has prioritized ample oversight and accountability on an administration that has remained idle on the fraudulent abuse of tax... [...]