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United States House Committee on Small Business

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House Small Business Committee
Standing committee

United States House of Representatives
118th Congress
FormedDecember 4, 1941
ChairRoger Williams (R)
Since January 3, 2023
Ranking memberNydia Velázquez (D)
Since January 3, 2023
Vice chairTBD
Political partiesMajority (15)
  •   Republican (15)
Minority (12)
Oversight authoritySmall Business Administration
Senate counterpartSenate Small Business Committee

The United States House Committee on Small Business is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was established in 1941 as the House Select Committee on Small Business.[1]


On December 4, 1941, the U. S. House of Representatives created the first House Select Committee on Small Business in response to a growing number of small business activists and organizations advocating for more protections and better government policies for America's small businesses. While it had no legislative authority, the select committee became popular with House members and was reauthorized every following Congress until January 5, 1975, when it was made a permanent standing committee. House members then granted the new standing committee with certain areas of legislative jurisdiction and oversight functions, increasing its scope and influence.

Specifically, the House Small Business Committee is charged with assessing and investigating the problems of small businesses and examining the impact of general business practices and trends on small businesses. The committee has oversight and legislative authority over the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its programs, as well as provides assistance to and protection of small businesses, including financial aid and the participation of small business enterprises in federal procurement and government contracts.


The Small Business Committee has oversight and legislative jurisdiction over the Small Business Administration and its programs, as well as provides assistance to and protection of small business, including financial aid and the participation of small business enterprises in federal procurement and government contracts. The committee also oversees matters related to the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Paperwork Reduction Act. The jurisdiction extends to other programs and initiatives addressing small business outside of the confines of these two specific acts.[2][3]

Members, 118th Congress

Majority Minority

Resolutions electing members: H.Res. 14 (Chair), H.Res. 15 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 80 (R), H.Res. 87 (D), H.Res. 913 (R)


Subcommittee[4][5] Chair[6] Ranking Member[7]
Contracting and Infrastructure Nick LaLota (R-NY) Hillary Scholten (D-MI)
Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Dan Meuser (R-PA) Greg Landsman (D-OH)
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development Marc Molinaro (R-NY) Morgan McGarvey (D-KY)
Oversight, Investigations and Regulations Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) Kweisi Mfume (D-MD)
Rural Development, Energy and Supply Chains Wesley Hunt (R-TX) Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA)


Chairman Party State Years
Walter C. Ploeser Republican Missouri 1947–1949
Wright Patman Democratic Texas 1949–1953
William S. Hill Republican Colorado 1953–1955
Wright Patman Democratic Texas 1955–1963
Joe L. Evins Democratic Tennessee 1963–1975
Tom Steed Democratic Oklahoma 1975–1977
Neal Edward Smith Democratic Iowa 1977–1981
Parren Mitchell Democratic Maryland 1981–1987
John J. LaFalce Democratic New York 1987–1995
Jan Meyers Republican Kansas 1995–1997
Jim Talent Republican Missouri 1997–2001
Don Manzullo Republican Illinois 2001–2007
Nydia Velázquez Democratic New York 2007–2011
Sam Graves Republican Missouri 2011–2015
Steve Chabot Republican Ohio 2015–2019
Nydia Velázquez Democratic New York 2019–2023
Roger Williams Republican Texas 2023–present

Historical membership rosters

117th Congress

Majority Minority

Resolutions electing members: H.Res. 9 (Chair), H.Res. 10 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 62 (D), H.Res. 63 (R), H.Res. 146 (R), H.Res. 384 (D), H.Res. 1173 (D), H.Res. 1225 (R)

Subcommittee[4][5] Chair Ranking Member
Contracting and Infrastructure Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL)
Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Sharice Davids (D-KS) Dan Meuser (R-PA)
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development Jason Crow (D-CO) Young Kim (R-CA)
Oversight, Investigations and Regulations Dean Phillips (D-MN) Beth Van Duyne (R-TX)
Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade and Entrepreneurship Jared Golden (D-ME) Jim Hagedorn (R-MN)

116th Congress

Majority Minority

Sources: H.Res. 24 (Chair), H.Res. 25 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 73 (D), H.Res. 74 (R), H.Res. 148 (D), H.Res. 596 (R), H.Res. 954 (D)

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) John Joyce (R-PA)
Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Andy Kim (D-NJ) Kevin Hern (R-OK)
Contracting and Infrastructure Jared Golden (D-ME) Pete Stauber (R-MN)
Innovation and Workforce Development Jason Crow (D-CO) Troy Balderson (R-OH)
Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Judy Chu (D-CA) Ross Spano (R-FL)

115th Congress

Majority Minority

Sources: H.Res. 6 (Chair), H.Res. 7 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 45 (D), H.Res. 51 (R), H.Res. 52, H.Res. 59, H.Res. 95, H.Res. 127 (D)

See also


  1. ^ "History and Jurisdiction | Small Business Committee".
  2. ^ Rep. Louise Slaughter, 2007 Congressional Record, Vol. 153, Page H9
  3. ^ "Rules of the House for the 110th Congress" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
  4. ^ a b "Chairwoman Velázquez Announces Subcommittee Chairs and Assignments for 117th Congress". 27 January 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Subcommittees Home | Small Business Committee".
  6. ^ "Chairman Williams Announces Small Business Subcommittee Chairs and Assignments". Small Business Committee Republicans. 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  7. ^ "Ranking Member Velázquez Announces 118th Congress Subcommittee Ranking Members and Assignments". Small Business Committee | Democrats. 2023-02-08. Retrieved 2023-02-08.
  8. ^ "Chairwoman Velázquez Announces Subcommittee Chairs and Assignments for 117th Congress". 27 January 2021.

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