The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced grant funding will be given to the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) to expand the footprint of Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across the country. AWBC will launch 20 new WBCs to serve rural, urban and underserved communities alike. This is the single-largest expansion in the 30 years of the organization. SBA’s WBCs are a national network of 136 centers that offer one-on-one counseling, training, networking, workshops, technical assistance, and mentoring to women entrepreneurs on numerous business development topics, including business startup, financial management, marketing, and procurement.

Today, voters in Georgia will decide two US Senate races, which will then determine which party controls the upper chamber. On one ticket is Republican Incumbent David Perdue running against Democrat Jon Ossoff. The other ticket features Republican Incumbent Kelly Loeffler ruling against Democrat Raphael Warnock. The Senate will reserve leadership elections until after the results are finalized. 

Monday, the House passed a new rules package for the 117th Congress on partisan lines in a 217-206 vote. The rules adds exemptions to a budget rule while strengthening congressional oversight, seeks to protect whistleblowers and specifically defines any current and former White House employee can be subpoenaed, among other changes.


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U.S. Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration launched the largest expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 years, with 20 new Women’s Business Centers to open across the country supporting women-owned small businesses.