Small Business Caucus Formally Launched

May 22, 2013

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On Monday, May 20, Reps. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) formally kicked off the Congressional Small Business Caucus during a reception on Capitol Hill. Reps. Tipton and Pingree co-founded the bipartisan House Small Business Caucus in February 2013, and it currently has 90 members.

The key focus of the Caucus is to:

  • Raise awareness of issues that most impact small businesses including access to capital, access to technology, regulation and taxation, and exploring legislative solutions to encourage entrepreneurship and small business growth;
  • Provide a forum for candid conversation with small-business owners to gather recommendations on what issues and priorities Congress should focus on to assist small businesses;
  • Advance and promote small-business initiatives that support local commerce and strengthen communities;
  • Provide information and education to help Members of Congress arrange job fairs, business roundtables, trade expos and other events in their districts that promote small-business growth and encourage job creation.

Both Pingree and Tipton attended NSBA’s Washington Presentation back in March where they discussed the caucus and underscored their support of small business, as well as discussed their long background as small-business owners. Please click here for more on that event.

NSBA applauds Tipton and Pingree for developing the Small Business Caucus, and thanks the many bipartisan members for their commitment to furthering the important issues facing America’s small-business owners today.