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H.Res. 1141 - Commemorating and acknowledging veteran-owned small businesses.

Introduced: 2018-11-09
Bill Status: Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1141


    Commemorating and acknowledging veteran-owned small businesses.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 9, 2018

    Mr. Schneider (for himself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Ms. Velázquez) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


RESOLUTION

    Commemorating and acknowledging veteran-owned small businesses.

    Whereas members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States develop a wide array of skills during their time of service that support entrepreneurship;

    Whereas many veterans build on their experience in the Armed Forces to start their own business after leaving active service;

    Whereas veterans form a vital part of the United States labor force, and firms that hire veterans benefit from their diverse set of skills;

    Whereas more than one in five veterans surveyed have purchased a business, started their own business, or considered doing so;

    Whereas there are more than 2,500,000 veteran-owned businesses in the United States, representing more than 9 percent of all United States firms;

    Whereas veteran-owned businesses employ more than 5,000,000 people and generate an annual payroll of $195,000,000,000;

    Whereas veteran-owned businesses generate more than $1,140,000,000,000 in annual sales; and

    Whereas the Small Business Administration, through its Boots to Business program, has trained more than 30,000 service members, veterans, and their spouses on launching their own small business: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) honors and recognizes veterans for their service to the United States; and

(2) celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and work of veteran small business owners.


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