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Betty Introduces Legislation to Include Non-Profits Under the Jurisdiction of the Small Business Committee

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Betty Introduced H. Res. 768: Legislation Expanding the Jurisdiction of the House Committee on Small Business to include Nonprofit Organizations

House Resolution 768 would change the rules of the U.S. House to expand the jurisdiction of the Committee on Small Business to include nonprofit organizations. The legislation calls for the establishment of a Committee on Small Business and Nonprofit Organizations.

Nonprofit organizations are vital community employers, employing almost 10% of all American workers, generating 5.5% of the U.S. GDP, and delivering billions of dollars in services for local, state, and federal governments.

Betty explained, "Main streets across our country are filled with small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Both are vital employers working to keep families and community's strong and successful. Congress needs to be strengthening all small employers that help to keep our communities vibrant and growing."

"Nonprofit organizations need and deserve a seat at the table in Congress so their voices can be heard on issues that affect their mission, the communities they serve, and the millions of Americans they employ. In my opinion, the absence of jurisdiction for nonprofit issues in the U.S. House is unacceptable and irresponsible."

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