Yesterday, the Small Business Administration Administrator, Jovita Carranza, Department of Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador, Robert Lighthizer released statements on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) following its formal signing by President Donald Trump at the White House. In other trade news, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is expected to travel to New Delhi in February to secure a limited trade deal with India.
Small business in Arizona is gaining ground with efforts from Representative O’Halleran (AZ-01) that will see more than $3 billion in broadband grants be available to his constituents. This will create a new fiber-optic middle ground to serve 310 small businesses.
House: In Session
The House will convene for legislative business on two bills.
Senate: In Session
The Senate will convene to resume consideration of the articles of impeachment.
House Committee on Small Business
- On February 5th, the Committee will gold a hearing titled, “SBA Management Review: Office of Credit Risk Management.”
House Committee on Financial Services
- Today, the Task Force on Financial Technology will hold a hearingtitled, “Is Cash Still King? Reviewing the Rise of Mobile Payments.”
At the Agencies
Small Business Administration
- The Department released a news release titled, “SBA Administrator Carranza: USMCA to Benefit America’s 30 million Small Businesses; Enabling Continued Growth & Upward Mobility.”