The House, with bipartisan support, recently passed three bills to improve opportunities for small businesses. HR 400 Investing in Main Street Act aims to increase how much banking entities can invest in small business investment companies (SBICs). HR399 The Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act would expand the primary duties of the Small Business Administration (SBA) concerning the international economy. HR499 Microloan and Accountability Act would require the SBA to create a new microloan program for rural small businesses. The three bills are now with the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship for review.  

Source: Small Business Trends