H.R. 1842: Expanding Entrepreneurship Act of 2009

H.R. 1842

Expanding Entrepreneurship Act of 2009

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

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Floor Situation

The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1842, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 1842 was introduced on April 1, 2009, by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO).  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. 1842 requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop a plan for creating jobs through its entrepreneurial development programs. The SBA would also have to implement a consistent data collection process for all of its development programs. The SBA Administrator would establish a web-based portal with comprehensive information on all of the agency's development resources.


The SBA, created in 1953, has a loan portfolio of about 220,000 loans worth over $50 billion. The SBA operates several financing programs that offer subsidies to small businesses attempting to secure access to capital.


A CBO score for H.R. 1842 is not yet available.