White House Touts Clean Manufacturing

February 16, 2022

The White House announced new actions across agencies to promote clean manufacturing and reduce emissions, including low-carbon production of steel and aluminum for electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, and clean concrete.

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SBA Proposal to Modify Size Standards

November 17, 2021

The SBA issued a proposal to modify two of the methods the organization uses to qualify which businesses classify as small businesses for government contracts and SBA loan and investment programs.  

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House Votes to Increase Debt Limit

September 22, 2021

Last night, the House voted to pass legislation to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month and suspend the nation’s borrowing limit. The party line vote was 220-211.  

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Reconciliation: SBA Aid & Investment

September 15, 2021

On September 9, the House Small Business Committee approved $25 billion in small-business aid over the next decade in its portion of the $3.5 trillion tax and spending legislation.

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Small Business Committee Advances New Bills

August 10, 2021

On July 29, the House Committee on Small Business held a hybrid markup of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. All seven bills passed out of the committee with bipartisan support.

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PPP Forgiveness Portal Open

August 10, 2021

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration opened a new application portal for direct Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness. The portal allows borrowers to apply for forgiveness directly with SBA, which will streamline forgiveness applications for over 6.5 million businesses. The initiative is only for loans of $150,000 or less,...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Unveiled

August 3, 2021

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was released late Sunday night. The bipartisan agreement will include $550 billion in new spending on roads, bridges, highways, and broadband and water infrastructure.

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