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Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has legislative jurisdiction over the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA is an independent federal agency meant to assist and protect the interests of small businesses. The Committee is also responsible for studying and problems of American small business enterprises, and reporting back to the Senate. (source)

Chair:
Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
Republicans:
10
Democrats:
9

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Marco Rubio
Chair
Republican
Florida
Portrait of Benjamin Cardin
Ranking Member
Democrat
Maryland
Portrait of Cory Booker
Democrat
New Jersey
Portrait of Maria Cantwell
Democrat
Washington
Portrait of Chris Coons
Democrat
Delaware
Portrait of Tammy Duckworth
Democrat
Illinois
Portrait of Joni Ernst
Republican
Iowa
Portrait of Joshua Hawley
Republican
Missouri
Portrait of Mazie Hirono
Democrat
Hawaii
Portrait of James “Jim” Inhofe
Republican
Oklahoma
Portrait of John Kennedy
Republican
Louisiana
Portrait of Edward “Ed” Markey
Democrat
Massachusetts
Portrait of Rand Paul
Republican
Kentucky
Portrait of James Risch
Republican
Idaho
Portrait of Mitt Romney
Republican
Utah
Portrait of Jacky Rosen
Democrat
Nevada
Portrait of Tim Scott
Republican
South Carolina
Portrait of Jeanne Shaheen
Democrat
New Hampshire
Portrait of Todd Young
Republican
Indiana

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 66 bills referred to this committee:

Reports

Date PDF Bill
Dec 21, 2018 PDF S. 2419 (115th): Support Startup Businesses Act of 2018
Dec 20, 2018 PDF S. 526: Microloan Modernization Act of 2018
Dec 20, 2018 PDF S. 1061 (115th): Assuring Contracting Equity Act of 2017
Dec 20, 2018 PDF S. 1995: Spurring Business in Communities Act of 2018
Dec 20, 2018 PDF S. 3554 (115th): A bill to extend the effective date for the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans.
Dec 20, 2018 PDF S. 3561: National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act
Dec 19, 2018 PDF S. 791: Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017
Dec 19, 2018 PDF S. 1538: Small Business Employee Ownership Promotion Enhancement Act of 2018
Dec 19, 2018 PDF S. 3552: 7(a) Real Estate Appraisal Harmonization Act
Dec 19, 2018 PDF S. 3553: Small Business ACE Act
Dec 11, 2018 PDF S. 3562: Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018
Dec 5, 2018 PDF S. 2679 (115th): Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2018
Jun 7, 2018 PDF S. 2527: Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2018
Jun 5, 2018 PDF S. 2283: Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 1756 (114th): Small Business Energy Efficiency Act of 2015
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 1811 (114th): Superstorm Sandy Relief and Disaster Loan Program Improvement Act of 2015
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 1866 (114th): Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act of 2015
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 1870 (114th): VET Act of 2016
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2116 (114th): Small Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Enhancement Act of 2015
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2126 (114th): Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2015
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2136 (114th): Improving Small Business Innovative Research and Technologies Act of 2015
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2138 (114th): Small Business Subcontracting Transparency Act of 2015
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2139 (114th): Small Contractors Improve Competition Act of 2015
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2812 (114th): SBIR and STTR Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2016
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2838 (114th): Small Business Transforming America’s Regions Act of 2016
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2846 (114th): Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2016
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2847 (114th): Prove It Act of 2016
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 2992 (114th): Small Business Lending Oversight Act of 2016
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 3009 (114th): National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act of 2016
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S. 3024 (114th): Small Business Cyber Security Improvements Act of 2016
Dec 20, 2016 PDF S.Res. 252 (114th): An original resolution expressing the sense of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate relating to easing the burden of Federal tax compliance on small businesses.
Jul 13, 2016 PDF S. 2850 (114th): Microloan Program Modernization Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016 PDF S. 1470 (114th): RISE After Disaster Act of 2015
Jun 28, 2016 PDF S. 958 (114th): Small Business Fairness Act
May 26, 2016 PDF S. 552 (114th): Small Business Investment Capital Company Act of 2015
May 26, 2016 PDF S. 966 (114th): CREED Act of 2015
May 26, 2016 PDF S. 967 (114th): CLEAR SBA Act
May 26, 2016 PDF S. 1001 (114th): Small Business Lending Reauthorization Act of 2015
May 26, 2016 PDF S. 1292 (114th): HUBZone Revitalization Act of 2015
Apr 21, 2016 PDF S. 957 (114th): Veterans Entrepreneurship Act
Apr 21, 2016 PDF S. 999 (114th): Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2015
Apr 21, 2016 PDF S. 1000 (114th): SCORE for Small Business Act of 2015

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Cardin Lauds Final SBA Rule on Small Business Size Standards
    — Dec 10, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rubio to Chair Hearing on the Nomination of Jovita Carranza to be SBA Administrator
    — Dec 9, 2019

Cardin Convenes Roundtable Discussion with Montgomery County Women Business Leaders
    — Dec 6, 2019

Rubio Names Tomato Express as Senate Small Business of the Week
    — Dec 3, 2019

Rubio, Kennedy Applaud Small Business Disaster Relief Bill Being Signed into Law
    — Nov 26, 2019

Cardin Encourages Marylanders to #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday
    — Nov 26, 2019

Rubio Names Misha's Cupcakes as Senate Small Business of the Week
    — Nov 18, 2019

Cardin Names K. Neal Truck and Bus Center of Hyattsville as Senate Small Business of the Week
    — Nov 14, 2019

Media Advisory: Thursday: Rubio Chairs Hearing on Noncompete Agreements and American Workers
    — Nov 13, 2019

Rubio, Lankford, Inhofe, Hassan Introduce HELP for Small Business Act
    — Oct 31, 2019

Senate Passes Rubio, Cardin Resolution Recognizing National Women's Small Business Month
    — Oct 31, 2019

Cardin Introduces Legislation to Invest in Underserved Innovators
    — Oct 28, 2019

Rubio Names Mother Kombucha as the Senate Small Business of the Week
    — Oct 16, 2019

Cardin, Mayor Young Host Federal Procurement Fair
    — Oct 11, 2019

Rubio, Cornyn, Cruz, Kennedy, Scott Reintroduce Bill to Simplify Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Victims
    — Sep 26, 2019

Chairman Rubio's Statement on the SBA Inspector General's Finding of Nearly $600 Million in Unverified Disaster Lending
    — Sep 26, 2019

Cardin Lauds SBA Investment in MD Innovators
    — Sep 26, 2019

Cardin Seeks Answers following OIG Memo on SBA’s Failure to Conduct Oversight of Alabama WBCs
    — Sep 25, 2019

Rubio Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to SBA on Burdensome Budget Practice
    — Sep 17, 2019

Rubio Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to GAO Urging Investigation into Burdensome Budget Practice
    — Sep 17, 2019