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Pappas’ bills to strengthen support for rural small businesses advance out of committee with unanimous support

By Staff | Sep 16, 2023

During a House Small Business Committee markup, two bipartisan bills led by Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) advanced out of the Committee with unanimous, bipartisan support. The two bills focus on improving the Small Business Administration Office of Rural Affairs to strengthen support for rural small businesses in New Hampshire and across the country.

“I know from my own experience running a small business, as well as frequent meetings with businesses across New Hampshire, that rural businesses in particular can face unique challenges when it comes to accessing capital and contending with workforce shortages,” said Congressman Pappas. “This legislation to strengthen the Office of Rural Affairs will ensure rural businesses receive the support and resources they deserve from SBA, strengthening rural economies and communities.”


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