September 2021

Date Title
9/24/21 Cardin Discusses Need for Continued Federal Investment in Small Businesses with The Hill’s Steve Clemons
9/21/21 Senate Small Business Committee Republicans Try to Score Political Points Rather than Help American Small Businesses
9/14/21 Cardin, Velázquez, Mfume, Advocates & Small Business Owners Urge Swift Passage of Build Back Better Agenda
9/9/21 Cardin Lauds Biden Administration for Increasing Maximum Amount of EIDL Loans to $2M
9/9/21 Cardin Statement on House Committee Approval of Build Back Better Budget’s Small Business Provisions

August 2021

Date Title
8/7/21 Cardin & Wicker Lead Bipartisan Effort to Provide Nearly $50B in Emergency Funding to Restaurant Revitalization Fund
8/5/21 Cardin, Scott, Cantwell, Wicker, Baldwin & Cornyn Laud Senate Approval of Bipartisan Amendment to Expand & Make Permanent Minority Business Development Agency

July 2021

Date Title
7/28/21 Cardin & Risch Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make SBA Venture Capital Fund More Equitable
7/27/21 Cardin Lauds Nearly $130M in Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Awards to More Than 120 MD Venues
7/15/21 Senate Small Business Committee Republicans Playing Politics with American Small Businesses

June 2021

Date Title
6/22/21 Cardin Statement on the Reconvening of SBA’s Council on Underserved Communities
6/21/21 Cardin Tours Bowie-based SemaConnect in Latest Made in Maryland Business Visit
6/15/21 Duckworth, Scott, Cardin & Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Women Entrepreneurs
6/8/21 Cardin and SBA Announce Opening of First Small Business Veterans Outreach Center in Maryland

April 2021

Date Title
4/21/21 Cardin & Cantwell Lead Introduction of Legislation to Expand & Make Permanent Minority Business Development Agency
4/21/21 Cardin Says SBA Deputy Administrator Nominee Syed’s Business & Civic Leadership Has “Prepared Him to Lead SBA in this Pivotal Moment”
4/20/21 Cardin, Lankford, Collins, King, Baldwin, Portman & Marshall Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Retroactively Extend PPP Benefits to Farmers, Ranchers, and Sole Proprietors

March 2021

Date Title
3/30/21 Biden Signs Legislation to Extend PPP Deadline
3/25/21 Senate Passes Legislation Introduced by Cardin, Collins & Shaheen Bill to Extend PPP Deadline to May 31st
3/24/21 Cardin Lauds SBA Action to Increase Lending Limit in EIDL Program
3/19/21 Cardin Welcomes SBA Announcement that Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program will Begin Accepting Applications on April 8
3/17/21 Witnesses at Small Business Committee Hearing Underscore Urgent Need to Extend PPP Deadline
3/16/21 Senate Confirms Nomination of Isabel Guzman to be SBA Administrator
3/11/21 Cardin, Collins & Shaheen Introduce Bill to Extend PPP
3/6/21 Cardin Statement on Small Business Provisions in American Rescue Plan