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Introduced in House (11/13/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1144


Recognizing November 24, 2018, as “Small Business Saturday” and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 13, 2018

Mr. Chabot (for himself, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Adams, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Brat, Mr. Evans, Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico, Mr. Curtis, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Norman, Mr. Blum, Mr. Marshall, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Knight, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Balderson, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Higgins of New York, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Schweikert, Ms. Norton, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Stivers, and Ms. Bonamici) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business


RESOLUTION

Recognizing November 24, 2018, as “Small Business Saturday” and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses.

    Whereas there are over 30,200,000 small businesses in the United States;

    Whereas small businesses represent 99.9 percent of all businesses with employees in the United States;

    Whereas small businesses employ nearly 48 percent of the employees in the private sector in the United States;

    Whereas small businesses pay 40.8 percent of the total payroll of the employees in the private sector in the United States;

    Whereas small businesses constitute nearly 98 percent of firms exporting goods;

    Whereas small businesses generated 1,900,000 net new jobs; and

    Whereas November 24, 2018, is an appropriate day to designate as “Small Business Saturday”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes and encourages the observance of “Small Business Saturday”; and

(2) supports efforts—

(A) to encourage consumers to shop locally; and

(B) to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses and the impact of locally owned small businesses on the economy of the United States.