PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SBE Council Statement on “IMPROVE the SBA Act”

By at 28 April, 2022, 5:57 pm

NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C.  – Today, in response to the introduction of the “IMPROVE the SBA Act” by Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement:

“As the U.S. economy works to heal from the broad effects of the pandemic and as small business owners continue their relentless grind under the weight of onerous inflation, labor and supply chain challenges, and economic and policy uncertainties, it is more important than ever that federal resources directed to assist entrepreneurs are deployed efficiently and focused on their relevant needs. Key titles within the ‘IMPROVE the SBA Act’ should be embraced by both political parties, as improving SBA operations and efficacy means America’s small business community will be more effectively served.

“SBE Council is grateful for Rep. Luetkemeyer’s bold reform blueprint, and we believe its focus on ensuring sound management practices at the SBA, increasing oversight and transparency, and addressing the most critical needs of small businesses, as well as the needs of rural small businesses, are practical measures that benefit entrepreneurs and taxpayers alike. We look forward to working with Ranking Member Luetkemeyer and all members of the committee on improving the SBA so that America’s small business community is better served during this challenging economic period, and beyond.”

CONTACT:

Karen Kerrigan, kkerrigan@sbecouncil.org

SBE Council is nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For more than 25 years, SBE Council has worked on and advanced a range of private sector and public policy initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for strong startup activity and small business growth. Visit www.sbecouncil.org for additional information. Twitter: @SBECouncil

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