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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 692


Recognizing November 24, 2018, as “Small Business Saturday” and celebrating the vital role of small businesses, along with the efforts of the Small Business Administration, to help people in the United States start, build, and grow businesses.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 15, 2018

Mr. Risch (for himself, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Coons, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Markey, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Booker, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Manchin, Mrs. Ernst, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Hatch, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Hoeven, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Inhofe, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Moran, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Roberts, Ms. Harris, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Rubio, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Scott, Mr. Udall, Mr. Thune, Mr. Tester, Ms. Hassan, Mr. King, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Menendez, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Portman, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Daines, and Mr. Perdue) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Recognizing November 24, 2018, as “Small Business Saturday” and celebrating the vital role of small businesses, along with the efforts of the Small Business Administration, to help people in the United States start, build, and grow businesses.

    Whereas, as of November 2018, there are more than 30,200,000 small businesses in the United States;

    Whereas small businesses in the United States—

    (1) represent 99.9 percent of all businesses in the United States;

    (2) employ nearly 48 percent of private sector employees in the United States;

    (3) constitute almost 2 of every 3 new jobs; and

    (4) constitute 97.6 percent of firms that export goods; and

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

Resolved, That the Senate joins the Small Business Administration in—

(1) supporting the designation of November 24, 2018, as “Small Business Saturday”;

(2) celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners in the United States;

(3) recognizing the importance of creating policies that promote a business-friendly environment for small business owners that is free of unnecessary and burdensome regulations and red tape;

(4) supporting and encouraging young entrepreneurs to pursue passions and create more startup businesses; and

(5) celebrating the invaluable contribution that small businesses make to the United States as the backbone of the economy.


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