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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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:

May 22, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Rep Angie Craig, a member of the House Small Business Committee, today continued her push for changes to the small business loan programs to help struggling businesses, especially restaurants and retail outlets hit hardest by the economic consequences of the pandemic.  

Rep. Craig is calling on her colleagues to set politics and grandstanding aside and pass the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act immediately to fix the challenges businesses have in the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Disaster Injury Loans. Craig is a co-sponsor of this bill. 

May 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Andy Kim (NJ-03) introduced the Protecting the Paycheck Protection Program Act of 2020. This legislation will ensure that small business owners with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that are forgiven are also eligible to receive tax deductions for wages and other expenses paid during the period of the loan.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig convened owners of restaurants and breweries in the Second Congressional District, who have been hit devastatingly hard by the impacts of COVID-19. They focused their discussion on the flexibility needed in programs like the Paycheck Protection Program to support their businesses in the wake of COVID-19.

 

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig voted in support of the fourth COVID-19 legislative package which meets the urgent need of replenishing small business and nonprofit loan programs, increases testing capabilities and supports doctors and hospitals.

“Whether I’m talking with a third-generation small business or a start-up, the needs are the same-- we need more relief for small businesses now,” said Rep. Angie Craig. “This is about more than funding small businesses, this is about keeping the American dream alive.”