Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (05/19/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Honors the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses during National Small Business Week beginning May 17, 2009.

Applauds the efforts and achievements of small business owners and their employees.

Recognizes the work of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its resource partners in providing assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Urges the President to ensure that: (1) applicable procurement goals for small businesses are reached by all federal agencies; (2) guaranteed loans, microloans, and venture capital are made available for startup and growing small businesses; (3) necessary federal resources are provided to management assistance programs delivered by SBA resource partners; (4) reforms to the SBA disaster loan program are implemented as quickly as possible; (5) tax policy spurs small business growth, creates jobs, and increases competitiveness; (6) the federal government reduces the regulatory compliance burden on small businesses; and (7) broader health reform efforts address specific needs of small businesses and the self-employed in providing quality and affordable health insurance coverage to their employees.