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The United States House Committee on Small Business is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.

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History

On December 4, 1941, the U. S. House of Representatives created the first House Select Committee on Small Business in response to a growing number of small business activists and organizations advocating for more protections and better government policies for America’s small businesses. While it had no legislative authority, the select committee became popular with House members and was reauthorized every following Congress until January 5, 1975, when it was made a permanent standing committee. House members then granted the new standing committee with certain areas of legislative jurisdiction and oversight functions, increasing its scope and influence.

Specifically, the House Small Business Committee is charged with assessing and investigating the problems of small businesses and examining the impact of general business practices and trends on small businesses. The committee has oversight and legislative authority over the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its programs, as well as provides assistance to and protection of small businesses, including financial aid and the participation of small business enterprises in federal procurement and government contracts.

The House Small Business Committee in the 110th Congress consists of 33 members, 15 Republicans and 18 Democrats

Jurisdiction

The Small Business Committee has oversight and legislative jurisdiction over the Small Business Administration and its programs, as well provides assistance to and protection of small business, including financial aid and the participation of small business enterprises in federal procurement and government contracts. The committee also oversees matters related to the matters Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Paperwork Reduction Act. The jurisdiction extends to other programs and initiatives addressing small business outside of the confines of these two specific acts.[1][2]

Members, 111th Congress

The committee is chaired by Nydia Velázquez of New York,[3] and the Ranking Member is Sam Graves of Missouri.[4] Graves replaces former Representatives Steve Chabot of Ohio, who was defeated for reelection November 4, 2008.

Majority Minority

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Subcommittees

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Finance and Tax Kurt Schrader (D-OR) Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Contracting and Technology Glenn Nye (D-VA) Aaron Schock (R-IL)
Regulations, Healthcare and Trade Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA) Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship Heath Shuler (D-NC) Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
Investigations and Oversight Jason Altmire (D-PA) Mary Fallin (R-OK)

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