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NSBA President Attends SBA Administrator Swearing-In

NSBA President Attends SBA Administrator Swearing-In

Earlier this week, NSBA President Todd McCracken attended the swearing-in ceremony for Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) where President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke.

NSBA Applauds Confirmation of SBA Administrator

NSBA applauds the Senate’s confirmation today of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the next Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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House Small Biz Committee Approves Contracting Bills

Last week, the House Small Business Committee approved a series of contracting bills aimed at improving and enhancing the federal contracting marketplace for small firms, including one that would increase the government-wide small-business contracting goal.

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Sen. Cantwell Chairs Her First SBC Hearing

The Senate Small Business Committee hearing today will mark the first full committee hearing chaired by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), who took over the chairmanship following Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) departure. NSBA looks forward to working with Chair Cantwell.

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NSBA Supports Nominee Maria Contreras-Sweet

Today, NSBA sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business, expressing its support for Maria Contreras-Sweet as the President’s nominee for SBA Administrator.

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NSBA State of the Union Podcast

Last week, NSBA held an Issue Briefing Teleconference on the State of the Union Address featuring Kent Hoover, the Washington Bureau Chief for American City Business Journals. Download the podcast today.

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State of the Union: What it Means for Small Biz

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address which held good and bad implications for America’s small businesses, but was light on details and specifics.

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President to Increase Min. Wage on Federal Contracts

In his State of the Union Address last night, President Barack Obama announced plans to sign an Executive Order increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour for federal contract workers.

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Small Business Reaction to State of the Union Address

Tonight’s State of the Union Address from President Barack Obama held good and bad implications for America’s small businesses.

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Small-Business Services Suffer Under Shutdown

The federal government is now in week two of a massive shutdown that is impacting small-business services while Democratic and Republican lawmakers remain far apart in terms of a compromise, even as a bigger problem–the debt ceiling deadline–is just around the corner.

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