SENATE RESOLUTION 328--RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER 25, 2017, AS ``SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY'' AND SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE VALUE OF LOCALLY...; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 183
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   SENATE RESOLUTION 328--RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER 25, 2017, AS ``SMALL 
 BUSINESS SATURDAY'' AND SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS OF THE SMALL BUSINESS 
  ADMINISTRATION TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE VALUE OF LOCALLY OWNED 
                            SMALL BUSINESSES

  Mr. RISCH (for himself, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Markey, Mr. 
Rubio, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Udall, Mrs. Ernst, Mr. Coons, 
Mr. Scott, Mr. Booker, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. 
Cardin, Mr. Boozman, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. 
Crapo, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Portman, Ms. Cantwell, 
Mr. Lankford, Mr. Casey, Mr. Isakson, Mr. King, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. 
Menendez, Ms. Collins, Mr. Tester, Mr. Daines, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. 
Grassley, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Tillis, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Young, Ms. 
Klobuchar, Mr. Hoeven, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Thune, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Johnson, 
Mr. Durbin, Mr. Graham, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Alexander, 
Mr. Cochran, Mr. Roberts, Ms. Murkowski, and Ms. Warren) submitted the 
following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 328

       Whereas there are more than 29,000,000 small businesses in 
     the United States;
       Whereas small businesses represent 99.9 percent of all 
     firms in the United States;
       Whereas small businesses employ more than 47 percent 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 pay more than 41 percent of the 
     total payroll of the employees in the private sector in the 
     United States;
       Whereas small business generated more than 61 percent of 
     net new jobs created between 1993 and 2016; and
       Whereas November 25, 2017, is an appropriate day to 
     recognize ``Small Business Saturday'': Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate joins with the Small Business 
     Administration in--
       (1) recognizing and encouraging the observance of ``Small 
     Business Saturday'' on November 25, 2017; and
       (2) supporting 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.

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