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S.2143: Veterans Entrepreneurship Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Independent)
Introduced March 13, 2014
Latest Major Action June 4, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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Bill Summary

Veterans Entrepreneurship Act - Amends the Small Business Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) from assessing a guarantee fee in connection with a loan made under the SBA Express Program to a veteran or spouse of a veteran on or after October 1, 2014.

Directs the Administrator to report to Congress on: (1) the feasibility of providing financial planning and counseling to owners of small business concerns who are members of a reserve component prior to deployment; (2) the level of outreach to and consultation with female veterans by women's business centers and veterans business outreach centers; and (3) the Military Reservists Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, which shall include a discussion of SBA outreach efforts to increase participation, the number of loans made, and an analysis of the effectiveness of, and recommendations for improving, the Program.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 4, 2014 Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
March 13, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.