Small Business, Jobs & the Economy

Small business power our economy in Burlington and Ocean Counties. The majority of our neighbors work at small businesses, and most New Jersey businesses qualify as a small business. When our small businesses succeed, our communities succeed, and that’s why I’m dedicated to being a voice for our entrepreneurs in Congress. In my first year, I created a Small Business Advisory Council to make sure we’re listening to small business owners across South Jersey. As a member of the House Small Business Committee, I’ve introduced legislation to cut bureaucratic red tape and give our small business owners the resources they need to grow.

Check out what I’m doing to empower our entrepreneurs in New Jersey:   

H.R.4805 — ABC Act of 2019
H.R.3661 — Patriotic Employer Protection Act of 2019
H.R.2673 — Small Business Regulatory Relief Act
Microloans

H.Res.730 — Expressing support for the recognition and celebration of the vital role of small businesses, along with the efforts of the Small Business Administration to help Americans start, build, and grow businesses.
H.Amdt.501   — Description: Amendment increases funding for the Small Business Administrations entrepreneurial development programs by $1,000,000 to be directed towards Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. Amends Bill: H.R.3351
 

More on Small Business, Jobs & the Economy

July 2, 2020 Press Release

Reps. Kim and Norcross Lead Call on Federal Reserve to
Expand Main Street Lending Program to Additional Small Businesses

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) were joined by Democratic members of the New Jersey House delegation in calling on the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, to expand eligibility of the Main Street Lending Program to additional businesses to help save jobs and bolster economic growth during the current crisis.

June 23, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Earns U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s
“Spirit of Enterprise” Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced that he’s been awarded the “Spirit of Enterprise” Award, which is given to members of Congress who support, “pro-business legislation, bipartisan leadership, and constructive governing.”

 

June 18, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Advocates for a Safe Return to
Work for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) pressed for bipartisan support for policies that would make it easier for Americans to return to work safely and responsibly as states reopen from Coronavirus-related shutdowns, during a briefing on the topic by the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

June 17, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Calls for Transparency in Paycheck Protection Program
at Small Business Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) called for greater transparency for funds allocated through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and clarity for small business owners on loan forgiveness during a hearing of the House Small Business Committee on the PPP.

June 15, 2020 Press Release

 

Select Subcommittee Launches Investigation into Disbursement of PPP Funds

Subcommittee Demands Immediate Actions to Improve Equity and Transparency

 

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Davids, Kim to Introduce Bill Requiring Transparency on Small Business Loan Recipients

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Reps. Kim, Garamendi, Norcross and Cook Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Local Construction Hiring
 

April 27, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Calls White House Testing ‘Plan’ Insufficient to Reopen Economy

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s Testing Blueprint plan, which according to reports, would provide enough tests to allow states to screen at least 2 percent of residents while placing the burden on testing and contact tracing – two actions needed to reopen the economy – on states.

April 24, 2020 Press Release

Pallone, Kim Lead Delegation Demand for Fair and Quick Distribution of Assistance to Fishing Communities