Judy Chu (Democrat – California) introduced the bill to amend the Small Business Act of 1958 to increase the amount of investment capital allowed for small business investment companies and banks. Continue reading

Bill Flores (Republican – Texas) introduced the H.R. 2910 to provide for Federal and State agency coordination during approvals for select authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes. Continue reading

Stephanie N. Murphy (Democrat – Florida) introduced H.R. 2056 to amend the Small Business Act with respect to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Microloan Program that assists low-income individuals to own and operate a small business. Continue reading

Stephen Knight (Republican – California) introduced H.R. 2333 to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the maximum amount of outstanding buying power (leverage) made available to any licensed small business investment company from $150 million to $175 million.

BILL STATUS

The bill was introduced on May 3, 2017 and sent to the House Small Business Committee. The bill was brought before the house on July 24, 2017 and passed with a voice vote. The bill was sent to the Senate on July 24, 2017.

BILL SUMMARY

The bill amends the Small Business Investment Act of 158 by striking $150,000,000 and inserting $175,000,000 in Section 303(b)(2)(A)(ii). This increases borrowing power made available to small business investment firms.

COSPONSORS

Carlos Curbelo (Republican – Florida)
Judy Chu (Democrat – California)

Neal Dunn (Republican – Florida) introduced H.R. 2781 in order to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certify the sufficient participation of small businesses owned and controlled by veterans and small businesses owned and operated by veterans with service-related disabilities in Federal contracts. Continue reading

Jack Bergman (Republican – Missouri) introduced H.R. 2749 to amend title 38 of the United States Code in order to improve contracts oversight by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in regards to businesses owned by veterans. Continue reading

Mike Coffman (Republican – Colorado) introduced H.R. 2006 to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to record the amount of any cost or price savings that are gained by using competitive bids. The bill also requires the VA to make an agency-wide standard procurement template with customizations for particular situations.  Continue reading