(Washington, DC) – Senators James Risch (R-ID) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, today announced the committee has approved six bipartisan bills to help American small businesses prepare for cyber attacks and hacking, better compete for federal contracts, take advantage of a valuable federal tax credit, and recover from disasters caused by disease related travel warnings.
“This diverse package of commonsense legislation will give small businesses a boost in areas where they need it,” said Risch. “I am pleased to see these bills move forward with the committee’s unanimous approval, and am particularly glad to see my cybersecurity bill advance, as it will address the vulnerability that so many small businesses face head on.”
“I’m pleased the Senate Small Business Committee is finding areas of common ground and advancing bipartisan solutions for America’s job-creating small businesses,” said Shaheen. “New Hampshire is a small business state and these targeted bills will provide our small businesses with additional tools to grow and succeed.”
The six bipartisan bills that unanimously passed the Senate Small Business Committee today include:S. 1428, Small Business Cyber Training Act of 2017 – Senators Risch, Peters, Kennedy, Duckworth, Shaheen