H.R. 1839: To amend the Small Business Act to improve SCORE, and for other purposes

H.R. 1839

To amend the Small Business Act to improve SCORE, and for other purposes

Date
November 17, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1839, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 1839 was introduced on April 1, 2009, by Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL).  The bill was incorporated into H.R. 2352, which passed the House on May 20, 2009, by a vote of 406-15.

 

Bill Summary

H.R. 1839 amends the Small Business Act to modify the SCORE program.  SCORE is an SBA non-profit partner which educates entrepreneurs.  SCORE maintains 370 chapters nationwide.  This bill authorizes $7 million in each of Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 for SCORE.  The legislation directs SCORE to establish benchmarks for the success of assisted entrepreneurs which would be reviewed by SBA.  SCORE would also create a mentoring program and a networking program for small businesses. 

 

Cost

A CBO score for H.R. 1839 is not yet available, but the bill authorizes $7 million in both Fiscal Year 2010 and 2011.