U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), SBC Ranking Member, announced the passage of the Senate Resolution honoring 2015 National Small Business Week. The Senate Resolution passed via Unanimous Consent.

“It is no great secret that American small businesses contribute more to our nation’s economic stability than any one individual or industry. The strength behind small businesses lies within the courage and sacrifice of our nation’s entrepreneurs,” said Vitter. “As we recognize the 52nd National Small Business Week, I commend the millions of Americans who have risked everything to start a small business in pursuit of the American dream.”

“Small businesses are the backbone of New Hampshire’s economy and are critical catalysts for job-creation around the country. As a former small business owner, I understand the unique challenges and difficulties that small businesses deal with day-in and day-out,” said Shaheen. “I believe it’s important that we in the Senate take this opportunity during Small Business Week to recognize the many contributions small businesses make to our communities and our economy. On the Small Business Committee we will continue to recognize and support the great work of small businesses, not only this week, but every week.”

Since 1963, the President has designated one week each year as National Small Business Week. Click here to read more.

Cosponsors of the legislation include Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.).