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Clarifying the Small Business Runway Extension Act

HR 2345Commerce • Introduced by Pete Stauber on 2019-4-18

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-7-16

ASCEND Act of 2019

HR 277Commerce • Introduced by Nydia Velázquez on 2019-1-8

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-7-16

Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019

S 1416Commerce • Introduced by John Cornyn on 2019-5-9

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-6-28

PACED Act

S 440Commerce • Introduced by Tom Cotton on 2019-2-12

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-6-28

PACED Act

S 440Commerce • Introduced by Tom Cotton on 2019-2-12

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-6-28

SBA Cyber Awareness Act

S 772Commerce • Introduced by Marco Rubio on 2019-3-13

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-1

Small Business Cyber Training Act of 2019

S 771Commerce • Introduced by Marco Rubio on 2019-3-13

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-1

Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019

HR 190Commerce • Introduced by Roger Marshall on 2019-1-3

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-1-17

Encouraging Small Business Innovation Act

HR 206Commerce • Introduced by Harley Rouda on 2019-1-3

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-1-15

Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management Act of 2019

HR 226Commerce • Introduced by Nydia Velázquez on 2019-1-3

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-1-10

SBIR and STTR Oversight and Pilot Program Extension Act of 2018

S 1961Commerce • Introduced by James Risch on 2017-10-16

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

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SBIR and STTR Oversight and Pilot Program Extension Act of 2018

This bill amends the Small Business Act to extend through FY2018 pilot programs under the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR), specifically:

  • phase flexibility that allows, under specified conditions, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, and the Department of Education to each provide a small business award under Phase II (research and development) of the SBIR program for a project whether or not the business was provided an award under Phase I (proof of concept);
  • awards for technology development, testing, evaluation, and commercialization assistance for SBIR and STTR Phase II technologies or to support the progress of research, research and development, and commercialization conducted under SBIR or STTR programs to Phase III (commercialization);
  • the NIH Phase 0 Proof of Concept Partnership to accelerate the creation of small businesses and the commercialization of research innovations from qualifying institutions; and
  • the authority of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to allow federal agencies to use up to 3% of SBIR program funds for administrative, oversight, and contract processing costs.

The SBA shall establish the Regional SBIR State Collaborative Initiative Pilot Program to provide awards to specified regional collaboratives to address the needs of small businesses in order to:

  • be more competitive in the proposal and selection process for SBIR and STTR program awards, and
  • increase technology transfer and commercialization.

SBIR and STTR Oversight and Pilot Program Extension Act of 2018

S 1961Commerce • Introduced by James Risch on 2017-10-16

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

Vote

SBIR and STTR Oversight and Pilot Program Extension Act of 2018

This bill amends the Small Business Act to extend through FY2018 pilot programs under the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR), specifically:

  • phase flexibility that allows, under specified conditions, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, and the Department of Education to each provide a small business award under Phase II (research and development) of the SBIR program for a project whether or not the business was provided an award under Phase I (proof of concept);
  • awards for technology development, testing, evaluation, and commercialization assistance for SBIR and STTR Phase II technologies or to support the progress of research, research and development, and commercialization conducted under SBIR or STTR programs to Phase III (commercialization);
  • the NIH Phase 0 Proof of Concept Partnership to accelerate the creation of small businesses and the commercialization of research innovations from qualifying institutions; and
  • the authority of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to allow federal agencies to use up to 3% of SBIR program funds for administrative, oversight, and contract processing costs.

The SBA shall establish the Regional SBIR State Collaborative Initiative Pilot Program to provide awards to specified regional collaboratives to address the needs of small businesses in order to:

  • be more competitive in the proposal and selection process for SBIR and STTR program awards, and
  • increase technology transfer and commercialization.

Microloan Modernization Act of 2018

S 526Commerce • Introduced by Deb Fischer on 2017-3-2

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

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Microloan Modernization Act of 2017

This bill amends the Small Business Act to repeal the "25/75" rule under the Small Business Administration (SBA) Microloan Program (assisting low-income individuals to start and operate a small business) that permits SBA-designated microloan intermediary lenders to expend up to 25% of the intensive marketing, management, and technical assistance grant funds they receive from the SBA to provide information and technical assistance to small business concerns that are their prospective borrowers.

The total amount of loans outstanding and committed to any particular intermediary (excluding outstanding grants) from the SBA business loan and investment fund shall be increased from $5 million to $6 million for the remaining years of the intermediary's participation in the program.

The SBA shall:

  • compare the operations of a representative sample of eligible intermediaries that participate in the microloan program and of eligible intermediaries that do not,
  • study the reasons why the latter do not participate,
  • recommend how to encourage increased participation by intermediaries in the microloan program, and
  • recommend how to decrease the associated costs for intermediary participation.

The Government Accountability Office shall evaluate:

  • SBA oversight of the microloan program, including oversight of participating intermediaries; and
  • the specific processes the SBA uses to ensure program compliance by participating intermediaries and overall microloan program performance.

Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018

S 3562Commerce • Introduced by Benjamin Cardin on 2018-10-9

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-11

Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act of 2018

S 3265Commerce • Introduced by Tammy Baldwin on 2018-7-25

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-11-13

Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management Act of 2018

HR 6382Commerce • Introduced by Alma Adams on 2018-7-16

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-9-26

Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2018

HR 6369Commerce • Introduced by Roger Marshall on 2018-7-13

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-9-26

Encouraging Small Business Innovators

HR 6368Commerce • Introduced by Adriano Espaillat on 2018-7-13

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-9-26

Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act

HR 6367Commerce • Introduced by Al Lawson on 2018-7-13

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-9-26

Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017

HR 1695Commerce • Introduced by Bob Goodlatte on 2017-3-23

Has summary

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-9-26

Music Modernization Act

S 2823Commerce • Introduced by Orrin Hatch on 2018-5-10

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-9-17

Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act

HR 5751Commerce • Introduced by Rob Bishop on 2018-5-10

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-8-15

SCORE for Small Business Act of 2018

HR 1700Commerce • Introduced by Alma Adams on 2017-3-23

Has summary

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-7-11

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SCORE for Small Business Act of 2017

This bill amends the Small Business Act to reauthorize the SCORE program (Service Corps of Retired Executives) for FY2018-FY2019. The program is renamed as simply the SCORE program.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) shall award a grant to the SCORE Association (or any successor group) to manage the program.

Based on business experience and knowledge, a volunteer participating in the program shall:

  • provide at no cost to individuals who own, or aspire to own, small business concerns personal counseling, mentoring, and coaching relating to the process of starting, expanding, managing, buying, and selling a business; and
  • facilitate low-cost education workshops for individuals who own, or aspire to own, small business concerns.

The SBA shall ensure that the program and each of its chapters develop and implement plans and goals to provide services more effectively and efficiently to individuals in rural areas, economically disadvantaged communities, and other traditionally underserved communities, including plans for electronic initiatives, web-based initiatives, chapter expansion, partnerships, and the development of new skills by participating volunteers.

The bill prescribes general privacy requirements for the disclosure of information of businesses assisted under such program.

The association shall:

  • make use of online counseling, including by webinars and an electronic mentoring platform;
  • study the future role of the program; and
  • develop a strategic plan for how the program will evolve to meet the needs of small business concerns over the next five years.

Opioid Addiction Recovery Fraud Prevention Act of 2018

S 2842Commerce • Introduced by Shelley Capito on 2018-5-15

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-6-27

Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018

HR 5645Commerce • Introduced by Karen Handel on 2018-4-27

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-5-10

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