Small Business

Since the CARES Act became law, nationwide the EIDL program has provided nearly 3 million small businesses with over $160 billion in loans, and the EIDL Advance program has provided 5.7 million small businesses with $20...
I released the following statement after the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020, a bill to extend the amount of time businesses can use PPP funds from eight to 24 weeks and...
Yesterday I sent a letter to Administrator Jovita Carranza of the Small Business Administration (SBA) urging him to amend the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to expedite the $10,000 advances to be received...
The Payment Protection Program that was created and funded by the CARES Act has has run dry of funding as of yesterday morning. It was last week when Administration officials and Congressional officials warned that funding...
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Nearly 1,600 small business owners, nonprofit leaders, workers and SBA-certified lenders across the nation Tuesday joined the webcast, “Paycheck Protection Program Implementation & Troubleshooting,” to receive updates on...
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As we continue to join together as a nation to fight COVID-19, I wanted to share some important information on the actions Congress and the Administration have taken to assist small businesses. 
Since 1990, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discovered approximately 200 sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels crossing from Mexico directly into the United States.
I was recently recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities im
Washington, D.C., July 17, 2017 – Fixing our broken tax code is critical to helping small businesses and unleashing the entrepreneurial potential of our nation, wrote the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE...
As a small business owner, one of the most offensive statements I heard during this drawn out election cycle was when President Barack Obama told small business owners - "You didnt build that!" That statement told me more...
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our economy, Texas’ small businesses are bearing a tremendous financial burden. The EIDL program has helped many businesses keep their doors open during the pandemic, and this...
I recently sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Jovita Carranza urging changes to the loan forgiveness criteria of the Paycheck Protection...
Many people today are struggling a lot — especially sole proprietors — aka,  small business.  But that isn’t totally because of the COVID virus. We as a people in the U.S.
Now is not the time to play games – politics can wait, our small businesses can’t. 
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The CARES Act –Coronavirus legislation recently passed by Congress – established immediate relief for our small businesses in crisis with a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. This protects millions of Americans...
I joined a group of colleagues to introduce legislation to prevent thousands of people from losing their health care coverage after a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plans rule.
I have been recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities important to the retail industry and its millions of small businesses.
I recently addressed Texas members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). There I discussed my priorities for 2018, including my efforts to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and reduce the burden of federal...
Much has been said about the shortage of ammunition. Rumors (and some verified facts) have been abundant about DHS and other federal agencies stockpiling ammo. During the NRA Annual Meeting held in Houston earlier this month...
 

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