Van Duyne: CMMC Implementation, What It Means for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations is holding a hybrid hearing titled “CMMC Implementation: What It Means for Small Businesses.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Beth Van Duyne's opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Just a few short weeks ago we saw how a malicious ransomware attack perpetrated by foreign actors on the Colonial Pipeline can cause chaos across the entire Eastern seaboard. And not long after that, another attack shut down one of the leading meat prod... [...]

Hagedorn: Prioritizing Small, Underserved, and Rural Businesses in SBIR and STTR Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Development is holding a hybrid hearing titled “Prioritizing Small, Underserved, and Rural Businesses in the SBIR/STTR Programs.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Hagedorn's opening statement as prepared for delivery: Today we will discuss two vital programs to our nation’s industrial base, the Small Business Innovation Research (or SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (or STTR) programs. These two initiatives play pivotal roles in the development of n... [...]

Hagedorn: Empowering rural America through broadband investments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Development is holding a hybrid hearing titled “Supporting Small Entities through Investments in the National Infrastructure: Broadband.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim Hagedorn's opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Good morning to everyone and thank you to our witnesses, including my constituent Tim Waibel, for taking time to speak with us today. As a Member of both the House Small Business Committee and Agriculture Committee, ... [...]

Meuser: When women entrepreneurs accelerate, so does our nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access is holding a hybrid hearing titled “Reversing the Decline in Women Entrepreneurship: Opportunities for Rebuilding the Economy.” Excerpts from Subcommittee Ranking Member Dan Meuser's opening statement are below: "The National Bureau of Economic Research found that during that crucial two-month window between February and April of last year, the number of female business owners dropped from 5.4 million to 4.0 million, a decline of roughly 25 percent, very sign... [...]

Luetkemeyer, Williams demand answers from the SBA on behalf of America's struggling venues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and Vice Ranking Member Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statements on the SBA's disastrous Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) rollout. As of yesterday, only 90 grants had been awarded by the SBA out of over 14,000 applications submitted. The Committee has gone months without answers from the SBA on the SVOG program, and each day that goes by without assistance puts the economic future of countless businesses in question. "The ... [...]