Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (06/19/2013)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Honors the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses during National Small Business Week beginning June 17, 2013.

Applauds the efforts and achievements of small business owners and their employees.

Recognizes the work of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its resource partners in providing assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Recognizes the importance of ensuring that: (1) guaranteed loans, including microloans and venture capital, are made available to all qualified small businesses; (2) management assistance programs delivered by SBA resource partners are recognized for providing invaluable counseling services to entrepreneurs; (3) SBA small business disaster assistance is provided in a timely and efficient manner; (4) affordable Internet access is available to all people in the United States so that small businesses can utilize such access; (5) regulatory relief is provided to small businesses through the reduction of duplicative or unnecessary regulatory requirements; and (6) leveling the playing field for small business contracting opportunities remains a primary focus.