Summary: S.Res.540 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (05/26/2010)

(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 23, 2010.

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.

Recognizes the importance of ensuring that: (1) applicable procurement goals for small businesses are reached by all federal agencies; (2) guaranteed loans and microloans are made available to all qualified small businesses; (3) necessary federal resources are provided to management assistance programs delivered by SBA resource partners; (4) SBA small business disaster assistance is provided in a timely and efficient manner; (5) federal tax policy spurs small business growth, creates jobs, and increases competitiveness; (6) the federal government reduces the regulatory compliance burden on small businesses; (7) advanced technology policy facilitates access to affordable broadband Internet service to foster rural small business growth; and (8) systems of intellectual property protection continue to foster small business innovation.