WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was recognized by the House Small Business Committee for promoting entrepreneurship during a hearing on National Entrepreneurs’ Day. While not a member of the Committee, Congressman Peters is the top Democratic supporter of Committee Chairman Steve Chabot’s bipartisan resolution to permanently recognize the importance of entrepreneurs to fostering innovation, growing the economy, and creating jobs. During the hearing, Congressman Peters engaged with entrepreneurs on his initiatives to cut red tape to make it easier for entrepreneurs and startups to compete.
“At the heart of America is the idea that you can start your own business and build it to be successful,” Rep. Peters said. “In San Diego, a commitment to supporting entrepreneurs and startups from leaders like Duane Roth has been essential to economic progress and creating jobs. Congress must eliminate barriers to success for small businesses, from burdensome regulations to the tax code, and send the message that National Entrepreneurs’ Day is just the beginning of giving our innovators the support they need.”
“At a time when business deaths are outnumbering business births, it is vitally important that we do all we can to promote American entrepreneurship,” Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said. “Whether it is making the SBA more efficient, rolling back burdensome regulations or reforming an outdated tax code, America’s entrepreneurs need to know we have their back in these difficult times. National Entrepreneurs’ Day is an opportunity for policymakers from both sides of the aisle to recognize the contributions of our job creators and reaffirm our commitment to help them however we can.”
Last year, Congressman Peters led the resolution to designate the third Tuesday of November as National Entrepreneurs’ Day in honor of the late Duane Roth. This year, he is the lead Democratic cosponsor of Congressman Steve Chabot’s (OH-01) legislation, H. Res 511.
Watch the video of Congressman Peters’ remarks HERE.