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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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

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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…

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

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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…

Meetings with Main Street: Rep. Flood Meets with Albers Feedlot

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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: Republicans Lead Small Business Committee Inquiry into Yellen’s Failure to Testify

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) along with Vice Ranking Member Roger Williams (R-TX), Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA), and Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) issued the following statement on the mark-up of the Resolution of Inquiry directed at Treasury Secretary Yellen: “Since day one, I committed to using every tool at my disposal to conduct robust and effective…

Meetings with Main Street: Rep. Salazar Meets with Joint Venture Stonefish

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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…

Ranking Member Luetkemeyer and Rep. Stauber Host a Small Business Roundtable Focused on “Smash and Grab” Crime Waves

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN) issued the following statement on today’s House Committee on Small Business Roundtable focused on Crime on Main Street USA: “Main Street USA is facing looting and violent crime. Rising ‘smash and grab’ crime continues to create uncertainty and fear for small businesses and drive consumers…

Ranking Member Luetkemeyer and NFIB President & CEO Brad Close on the Awarding of Guardian of Small Business Awards to Small Business Republicans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and the National Federation of Independent Business President & CEO, Brad Close, issued the following statement on the awarding of NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Awards to Members of the House Committee on Small Business: “Small businesses are truly the backbone of this economy. Over the past two years, Main Street…