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USHB561EnrollProtecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019 This bill applies certain small business subcontracting limitations to contracts that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awards to a small business concern owned and controlled by a vete...
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2020-10-20
Presented to President.
USHB925EngrossNorth American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act This bill reauthorizes the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through FY2024.
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2020-10-01
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB4773IntroContinuing the Paycheck Protection Program Act
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2020-10-01
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 562.
USSB212EngrossIndian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019 This bill makes several revisions related to economic development for Native American communities. (Sec. 3) Specifically, the bill establishes duties for the Office of Native American Business Develop...
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2020-09-30
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USSR730IntroA resolution supporting the designation of the week beginning September 20, 2020, as "National Small Business Week" and commending the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business owners of the United States and their impact on their communities. Thi...
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2020-09-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5998; text: CR S5983)
USHB8406IntroThe Heroes Act
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2020-09-29
To House Appropriations Committee
USSB3264IntroBridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act of 2020
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2020-09-23
Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB5567EngrossMEDIA Diversity Act of 2020 Measuring the Economics Driving Investments and Access for Diversity Act of 2020 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to consider market entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals in its bien...
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2020-09-22
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5322EngrossEnsuring Diversity in Community Banking Act This bill establishes and revises provisions related to minority depository institutions, community development financial institutions, and impact banks. The bill (1) expands the definition of minority depo...
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2020-09-22
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB7903IntroTo amend the Small Business Act to establish the Community Advantage Loan Program. This bill establishes through FY2025 a Community Advantage Loan Program under which the Small Business Administration (SBA) may guarantee loans made by covered institu...
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2020-09-16
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB3282IntroProtecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2020 This bill applies certain small business subcontracting limitations to contracts that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awards to a small business concern owned and controlled by a vete...
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 544.
USHB6133EngrossSTEP Improvement Act of 2020 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 the Small Business Administration's (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program, which provides foreign trade assistance to small businesses, and it revises provisions related to the administ...
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2020-09-15
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USHB8042IntroHelping America's Farmers Act
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2020-09-11
To House Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Committee
USHB3957IntroExpanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2019 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase diversity of ownership in the broadcasting industry. Specifically, the bill allows companies engaged in the qualifying ...
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB8096IntroLocal and Regional Farmer and Market Support Act
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2020-08-25
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB7993IntroPromoting and Advancing Communities of Color through Inclusive Lending Act
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2020-08-07
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7986IntroNative Chamorro Equity Act
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2020-08-07
To House Natural Resources Committee
USSB4446IntroTribal Business Access to PPP Act This bill modifies the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), by waiving affiliation rules that prevent certain tribal business ...
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2020-08-05
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB4455IntroPaycheck Protection Program Transparency Act of 2020 This bill requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to disclose and report certain information related to the Paycheck Protection Program established to support small businesses in response ...
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2020-08-05
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB4430IntroCDFI Crisis Fund Act
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2020-08-04
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB7608EngrossState, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021 This bill provides FY2021 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and relat...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHB7844IntroCommunity Economic Development Center Support Act of 2020
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2020-07-29
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB4366Intro21st Century Entrepreneurship Act This bill requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop a curriculum for volunteers with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to teach underrepresented students (e.g., minority students, Engl...
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2020-07-29
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USHB7773IntroUnlocking Opportunities in Emerging Markets Act of 2020
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2020-07-24
To House Small Business Committee
USHB748PassMiddle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. DIVISION A--KEEPI...
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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB6800EngrossThe Heroes Act This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. Among other things, the bill provides FY2020 emergency...
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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSB3742IntroRELIEF for Main Street Act Recharge and Empower Local Innovation and Entrepreneurs Fund for Main Street Act This bill establishes for one year the Small Business Local Relief Program, which shall allocate resources to states, local governments, and N...
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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB4727EngrossDepartment of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege Program Act of 2019 This bill provides statutory authority for the mentor-protégé program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under which a mentor firm enters into an agreement with a protég...
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2020-07-22
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USSB4251IntroDepartment of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege Program Act of 2020
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2020-07-21
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4255IntroJobs and Neighborhood Investment Act
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2020-07-21
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB7709IntroJobs and Neighborhood Investment Act This bill establishes investment programs and generally revises provisions related to community development financial institutions and minority depository institutions. The Department of the Treasury must establis...
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2020-07-21
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB2EngrossMoving Forward Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Among other provisions, the bill ext...
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2020-07-20
Received in the Senate.
USHB7671IntroSmall Business Comeback Act This bill establishes a recovery compensation program whereby the Department of the Treasury shall authorize specified payments to certain small businesses to support their recovery from the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus dis...
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2020-07-20
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7667IntroCommerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021 This bill provides FY2021 appropriations to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the science agencies, and several related agencies. The bill provides a...
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2020-07-16
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 366.
USHB7642IntroCoronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to provide grants and other forms of emergency assistance to certain providers of transportation services that have experienced a significan...
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2020-07-16
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB7656IntroFood and Farm Emergency Assistance Act This bill directs the Agricultural Marketing Service of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide competitive grants to agricultural producers and other agricultural entities to support worker and public h...
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2020-07-16
To House Agriculture Committee
USHR549IntroReaffirming the commitment to media diversity and pledging to work with media entities and diverse stakeholders to develop common ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity. This resolution reaffirms the House of Representatives' commi...
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2020-07-15
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB7586IntroTo temporarily extend participation in the 8(a) program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Small Business Administration to allow any small business participating in its 8(a) Business Development prog...
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2020-07-13
To House Small Business Committee
USHB7527IntroMMEDS Act of 2020 Medical Manufacturing, Economic Development, and Sustainability Act of 2020
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2020-07-09
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB4150IntroCoronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to provide grants and other forms of emergency assistance to certain providers of transportation services that have experienced a significan...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4208IntroMinority Business Resiliency Act of 2020 This bill permanently authorizes the Minority Business Development Agency and provides additional funding for the agency to assist minority businesses affected by COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Spe...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB7481IntroRESTART Act Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards A Recovery in Twenty-twenty Act This bill establishes a loan program whereby the Small Business Administration (SBA) shall guarantee loan amounts to certain businesses affected by COVID-19 (i.e., c...
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2020-07-02
To House Small Business Committee
USSB4140IntroLocal FARM Act of 2020 Local Food Assistance and Resilient Markets Act of 2020
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2020-07-01
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHB7409IntroTo temporarily extend participation in the 8(a) program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Small Business Administration to allow any small business participating in its 8(a) Business Development prog...
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2020-06-29
To House Small Business Committee
USHB7197IntroRESTAURANTS Act of 2020 Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed To Survive Act of 2020 This bill temporarily establishes and provides funding for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, from which the Department of the...
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2020-06-29
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2598-2599)
USSB4083IntroRebuilding Main Street Act of 2020
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2020-06-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB7371IntroRebuilding Main Street Act of 2020
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2020-06-25
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB4047IntroSaving Our Street Act This bill establishes and provides funding for the Microbusiness Assistance Fund through which the Department of the Treasury must provide grants to specified small entities. Specifically, the bill provides $125 billion for gran...
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2020-06-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB7241IntroP4 Act Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program Act This bill authorizes new lending under the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), for specified small businesse...
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2020-06-18
To House Small Business Committee
USSB4012IntroRESTAURANTS Act of 2020 Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed To Survive Act of 2020 This bill temporarily establishes and provides funding for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, from which the Department of the...
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2020-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
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