The House Committee on Small Business held a virtual hearing on “SBA’s Role in Climate Solutions” yesterday to explore access to capital solutions to promote small business competition when facing climate issues. Also of note, the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing on “Banking the Unbanked: Exploring Private and Public Efforts to Expand Access to the Financial System”.

On the Hill

The House Committee on Small Business will hold a virtual hearing on “Wealth for the Working Class: The Clean Energy Economy” on Tuesday, July 27 at 10:00 AM.

Bills of Interest

Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA-7) introduced a bill to amend the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to establish a regional technology and innovation hub program.

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-3) introduced a bill to amend the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide additional appropriations for, and oversight of, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL-12) introduced a bill to establish a Department of Agriculture loan program to support mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities for veterans of the Armed Forces to become farmers or ranchers.