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Tribute To Elaine Matzner October 8, 2015
Ken Calvert, R-CA
"She was a woman of many passions, including business, travel, and family. Elaine opened the clothing store La Mariposa in Palm Springs with her daughter Lisa and daughter-in-law Diane. After years raising a family she wanted to find a new outlet and Elaine enjoyed being a small business owner and entrepreneur. La Mariposa imported luxury goods and clothing from all over South and Central America. The store became a fixture to the residents and tourists of the Palm Springs area."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions October 8, 2015
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"Just a few months ago, Aetna raised rates for a small business plan that, on average, was an increase of 21 percent and affected approximately 13,000 people. The California Department of Managed Care had found the increase to be unreasonable, but couldn’t stop it from going into effect."
Homebuyers Assistance Act October 7, 2015
Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-MO
"This is not a partisan issue; it’s a consumer issue, a small business issue. I ask my colleagues for their support of H.R. 3192."
Women’S Small Business Ownership Act Of 2015 October 5, 2015
Maria Cantwell, D-WA
"The report we issued last year showed that women entrepreneurs benefit from the customized business training and counseling Women’s Business Centers provide to help level the playing field in starting and growing a small business. The majority of women-owned businesses are still under $24,999 in revenues. Women entrepreneurs receive only 4 percent of all commercial loan dollars, 17 percent of SBA loans, and 4.2 percent of venture capital—so there is plenty of work to be done."
Honoring Subway Founder Fred Deluca October 2, 2015
Rosa DeLauro, D-CT
"Fred was a reflection of what we all define as the American Dream. What began as a small business to pay his way through college became one of our nation’s most beloved fast food chains. Fred never forgot from where it was he started. Whether through scholarships to help young students realize their dreams, grants to local non-profit organizations, or sharing his experiences and inspiring a new generation of young entrepreneurs, Fred gave back to his community and fellow man in so many ways."

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