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S.Res. 328 (115th): A resolution recognizing November 25, 2017, as “Small Business Saturday” and supporting the efforts of the Small Business Administration to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses.


The text of the resolution below is as of Nov 9, 2017 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).


III

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 328

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 9, 2017

(for himself, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Markey, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Udall, Mrs. Ernst, Mr. Coons, Mr. Scott, Mr. Booker, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Boozman, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Portman, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Casey, Mr. Isakson, Mr. King, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Menendez, Ms. Collins, Mr. Tester, Mr. Daines, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Grassley, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Tillis, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Young, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Hoeven, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Thune, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Graham, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Roberts, Ms. Murkowski, and Ms. Warren) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Recognizing November 25, 2017, as Small Business Saturday and supporting the efforts of the Small Business Administration to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses.

Whereas there are more than 29,000,000 small businesses in the United States;

Whereas small businesses represent 99.9 percent of all firms in the United States;

Whereas small businesses employ more than 47 percent of the employees in the private sector in the United States;

Whereas small businesses constitute nearly 98 percent of firms exporting goods;

Whereas small businesses pay more than 41 percent of the total payroll of the employees in the private sector in the United States;

Whereas small business generated more than 61 percent of net new jobs created between 1993 and 2016; and

Whereas November 25, 2017, is an appropriate day to recognize Small Business Saturday: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate joins with the Small Business Administration in—

(1)

recognizing and encouraging the observance of Small Business Saturday on November 25, 2017; and

(2)

supporting efforts—

(A)

to encourage consumers to shop locally; and

(B)

to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses and the impact of locally owned small businesses on the economy of the United States.