Small Business

Our small businesses are the heart and economic engine of the Second District’s thriving economies. As a member of the House Small Business Committee, I’m working hard in Congress to make sure we support the small businesses that create critical economic growth. We need to work together with local business owners so that every local entrepreneur has the resources they need to be successful, including an infrastructure package that funds high-speed internet and expands career and technical education programs to ensure young people have the skills they need to enter the workforce.

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December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig released the following statement on the House passage of an omnibus government funding bill as well as a COVID relief bill. The bill now awaits approval in the Senate, before it heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. 

December 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Angie Craig joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in urging Congressional leaders of both parties to include a $120 billion revitalization fund for small and independent restaurants in any future COVID-19 relief package or year-end spending bill. The proposal, which has earned the support of 50 senators and passed the U.S. House in October, was introduced in June as the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020. 

December 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig’s bipartisan bill to improve the Small Business Administration’s 504 Loan Program unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

November 28, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie visited Ineffable Brewing, a new small business in Burnsville, MN, to celebrate Small Business Saturday. As a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Rep. Craig has consistently advocated for additional COVID-19 relief for small businesses and targeted assistance for restaurants and venues. 

November 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig spoke on the House floor about the urgent need for a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill that supports small businesses, with targeted aid to restaurants and venues that have been hit hard by the pandemic. As cases rise across the country and necessary measures are taken to save lives, many of the hardest-hit businesses face increased restrictions. 

September 16, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s bipartisan legislation to improve the Small Business Administration’s 504 Loan Program passed out of the House Small Business Committee. This legislation, the 504 Modernization and Small Manufacturer Enhancement Act, was introduced last week with Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) to increase maximum loan amounts, streamline the loan process and provide additional support to manufacturers who apply for the loan from local Small Business Administration (SBA) District Offices. 

September 4, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business joined Lisa Peterson, President of the Northfield Chamber of Commerce to listen to the needs of Northfield small businesses during the economic crisis spurred on by COVID-19. Rep. Craig also talked to Mayor Rhonda Pownell about the state of business in the city. 

Rep. Craig in Northfield

July 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the Small Business Committee, brought local chambers from across the Second Congressional District together in the second of two critical conversations about the effectiveness of federal small business relief and the reopening of the economy.

July 6, 2020 Press Release

On Saturday July 4th, the President signed Rep. Angie Craig’s bill to extend Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, cosponsored by Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH), into law. This bipartisan legislation allows small businesses to immediately apply for the remaining $130 billion in PPP funding through August 8th. 

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig’s bipartisan legislation to immediately extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until August 8th has unanimously passed the House of Representatives. This bill would allow small businesses to continue to access COVID-19 relief funds for five additional weeks.