Text: H.Res.793 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H. Res. 793 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 793

Expressing support for the designation of a ``Small Business Saturday'' 
 and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally 
                        owned small businesses.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 20, 2012

 Mr. Graves of Missouri (for himself, Mr. Schilling, Mr. Schrader, Mr. 
     Critz, Mr. Tipton, and Mr. Mulvaney) submitted the following 
   resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Expressing support for the designation of a ``Small Business Saturday'' 
 and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally 
                        owned small businesses.

Whereas small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all businesses having 
        employees (commonly referred to as ``employer firms'') in the United 
        States;
Whereas small businesses employ over 49 percent of the employees in the private 
        sector in the United States;
Whereas small businesses pay over 42 percent of the total payroll of the 
        employees in the private sector in the United States;
Whereas small businesses are responsible for more than 50 percent of the 
        private, nonfarm product of the gross domestic product;
Whereas small businesses generated 64 percent of net new jobs created between 
        1993 and 2011;
Whereas 87 percent of consumers in the United States agree that the success of 
        small businesses is critical to the overall economic health of the 
        United States;
Whereas 89 percent of consumers in the United States agree that small businesses 
        contribute positively to the local community by supplying jobs and 
        generating tax revenue;
Whereas 93 percent of consumers in the United States agree that it is important 
        to support the small businesses in their community; and
Whereas November 24, 2012, would be an appropriate date to designate as ``Small 
        Business Saturday'': Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports the designation of a ``Small Business 
        Saturday''; and
            (2) supports efforts--
                    (A) to encourage consumers to shop locally; and
                    (B) to increase awareness of the value of locally 
                owned small businesses and the impact of locally owned 
                small businesses on the economy of the United States.
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