By Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
May 2, 2017

This week, Republicans, Democrats and Independents will come together to celebrate National Small Business Week (April 30-May 6) and honor the innovative entrepreneurs who define the American Dream.

As leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, we are committed to working across the aisle to advance a single mission: ensuring that government policies and Small Business Administration (SBA) programs are helping grow the small business economy – all year long.  

Why is this important?  

Small businesses make up an estimated 89 percent of all Idaho businesses and more than 99 percent of employers in New Hampshire.  Nationwide, small businesses employ 58 million people, nearly half of all American workers in the private sector.  With deep roots in their communities, small firms and their employees are the engine driving the American economy.


Originally published in The Hill.  Click here to keep reading. 
Senator James Risch (R-ID) is the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is the committee’s ranking member.