Roybal-Allard says bill would help small business owners

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-34) yesterday voted for the Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act to assist small businesses put more people to work and prosper."Realizing that small businesses are the economic engine of our communities, the Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act provides an important investment to help small businesses succeed. The legislation expands some of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) most successful programs which last year alone helped to create 73,000 jobs in our country," Roybal-Allard said. "I am particularly pleased that the legislation establishes Veterans Business Centers to provide specialized entrepreneurial training and counseling to our nation's veterans. "Overall, by upping our federal investment in SBA entrepreneurial development programs, we strengthen our small businesses and our economy by putting more people to work, while providing the U.S. Treasury with a nearly 3-to-1 return for every dollar spent." The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure today in a vote of 406 to 15. It now awaits passage in the U.S. Senate.

********** Published: May 22, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 5