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U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Testimony of Connie Evans on behalf of AEO regarding the Re-Authorization of the SBA’s Access to Capital Programs – April 3, 2019

AEO is leading the charge of championing microbusiness interests in the halls of government.

Representing 91% of all businesses, microbusinesses are vital to the health of the U.S. economy. AEO’s policy agenda focuses on the development of strong and effective microbusiness initiatives to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding their businesses.

On behalf of our members, we work closely with policymakers at the national level on Capitol Hill and in the Administration to ensure the availability of capital and technical assistance to entrepreneurs around the country. We also collaborate with state microenterprise associations, local agencies and other industry stakeholders on our advocacy efforts.

Click below to learn more about the tenets of our advocacy agenda. For an overview of AEO’s 25+ years of advocacy achievements, click here.

Why It’s Important

Staying informed about topics that impact microbusiness – directly and indirectly – is an essential part of contributing to their success. As the Voice of Microbusiness, it is our responsibility to ensure your voice is heard.

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Policy News

Policy News – April 1, 2020

Policy News – April 1, 2020

On Friday evening, President Trump signed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, into law. Following the bill signing, Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez of the House Small Business Committee released a fact sheet summary addressing how the...

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Policy News – March 25, 2020

Policy News – March 25, 2020

After a long weekend of negotiations, the Senate failed to pass the third economic relief stimulus package to further combat the economic fallout out of COVID-19. The 47-47 procedural vote fell short of the 60 vote threshold to pass the package that included...

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Policy News – March 19, 2020

Policy News – March 19, 2020

The Small Business Roundtable, a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, sent a letter to congressional leadershipurging policymakers to keep small businesses at the forefront of discussion during this time of economic crisis. Sign on...

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Policy News – March 12, 2020

Policy News – March 12, 2020

This Week, Congressional Lawmakers kicked off discussions of an economic stimulus package to aid the American economy in the face of coronavirus outbreak. Following his meeting with President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

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Policy News – March 4, 2020

Policy News – March 4, 2020

The Small Business Administration recently announced the launch of its 17-state SBIR Road Tour. The Road Tour will stop at cities in the Southeast, Midwest, Rockies and the Central South. It will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to one of the...

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Policy News – February 26, 2020

Policy News – February 26, 2020

The Small Business Administration recently announced the launch of its 17-state SBIR Road Tour. The Road Tour will stop at cities in the Southeast, Midwest, Rockies and the Central South. It will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to one of the...

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