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Senate Small Business Committee Readies a Batch of Bills

Monday, April 20, 2015  
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Policy Briefing Week of April 13

 

Senate Small Business Committee Readies a Batch of Bills

Addressing topics on capital access, lending, and government-sponsored business development programs, the Senate Small Business Committee meets this week to consider eight bills.

Issues include: an increase to $350 million on certain Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) lending (S. 552); capital access for veterans (S. 957); teaming and joint venture requirements for certain contracts (S. 958); small business development centers (S. 999) and the SCORE program (S. 1000) reforms; authorization levels for general business loans for FY 2015 and 2016 (S. 1001); extend the low-interest refinancing provisions under the Local Development Business Loan Program (S. 966); and make public information on SBA covered loans (S. 967). WIPP’s government relations team is currently reviewing all legislation for its impact on women entrepreneurs.

The markup is scheduled for Thursday, April 23 at 10:00am and can be viewed on the Committee’s website.  

 


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