There is one summary for S.977. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/11/1989)

White House Conference on Small Business Authorization Act - Directs the President to conduct a National White House Conference on Small Business once every six years to: (1) increase public awareness of the contributions of small business; (2) identify small business problems; (3) examine the status of minority and women small business owners; (4) assist small business in carrying out its role as the nation's job creator; (5) develop specific recommendations for executive and legislative action; and (6) review the status of recommendations adopted at the preceding Conferences.

Directs Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities to provide support and assistance to the planning of such Conferences.

Requires a final report of each Conference to the President and the Congress within six months from the date a Conference is convened. Requires the Small Business Administration to report annually to the Congress for the next three years on the status and implementation of Conference recommendations.

Authorizes appropriations.