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Small Businesses Form the Backbone of our Economy

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Small Businesses Form the Backbone of our Economy

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Small Businesses Form the Backbone of our Economy

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Statement of the Hon. Nydia M. Velazquez Under the Microscope: Examining the Censorship-Industrial Complex and its Impact on American Small Businesses

I must admit, when I heard the title of this hearing, I was terrified. The censorship industrial complex? That sounds frightening! The thought that thousands of universities, NGOs, and government agencies are partnering to silence any disse...

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Velázquez Pushes Back Against Conspiratorial Accusations of Government Censorship of Small Businesses

Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing reviewing the federal government’s efforts to combat mis- and disinformation from foreign actors. During the hearing, Ranking Member Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) dispel...

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Velázquez Introduces Bill to Provide Pathway to Entrepreneurship for the Currently and Formerly Incarcerated

Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) introduced the Prison to Proprietorship Act, a bill to increase access to entrepreneurial training for the currently and formerly incarcerated....

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Statement of the Hon. Nydia M. Velazquez on Under the Microscope Reviewing Key SBA Programs with Associate Administrator Frost

I’d like to start off by thanking Associate Administrator Frost for joining us here this morning. Ms. Frost, welcome to the committee. The COVID-19 pandemic posed a historic threat to our nation’s small businesses. The number of active busi...

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