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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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.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Angie Craig today introduced legislation that would immediately extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for five weeks which will allow small businesses to continue to access COVID-19 relief funds.

June 22, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Small Business Committee was recognized for being a bipartisan champion of small businesses, and was given the United States Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award.

 

June 18, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Small Business Committee, introduced key legislation that would allow small businesses who have received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to apply for a second round of PPP funding to keep their small businesses going. 

June 16, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Small Business Committee, announced the Small Business Administration has re-opened their Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) after she and her colleagues from the Small Business Committee authored a letter pushing them to do so. 

The letter also pushed for increased transparency to understand where the loans have given the help intended to reach small businesses. 

May 28, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Small Business Committee, today helped to pass the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010) to immediately fix the challenges businesses have in the Paycheck Protection Program.

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act would: