Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (04/27/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on April 21, 2005. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that American small businesses are entitled to a Small Business Bill of Rights which includes the right to: (1) join together to purchase affordable employee health insurance; (2) simplified tax laws that allow such businesses to survive; (3) be free from frivolous lawsuits and restrictive regulations and paperwork which hampers production and prevents job creation; (4) relief from high energy costs; (5) equal treatment when seeking access to start-up and expansion capital and credit; and (6) open access to the Government procurement marketplace through the breaking up of large contracts to give small business owners a fair opportunity to compete.