Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) released the following statement after being named as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access for the Small Business Committee in the 117th Congress. Meuser also has been selected to serve on the Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations:
“As the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access this Congress, I look forward to fighting for small businesses across the country, many of which have suffered from unfair treatment over the past year due to arbitrary lockdowns,” said Rep. Meuser. “To mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am committed to removing red tape, improving access to capital, and working with the Small Business Administration to make the Paycheck Protection Program as available and workable for those businesses that need it to survive.”
“I am eager to work alongside Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access ranking member Dan Meuser to fight for pro-growth policies while reducing overreaching red tape for our nation’s small businesses,” said the ranking member of the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03). “Our committee is comprised of Republican Members from all backgrounds with one common goal: we must allow our country’s small businesses to safely open their doors once again. I am looking forward to providing much needed relief to America’s hardworking men and women to ensure they have the tools and the freedom they deserve to thrive.”
In Congress, the ranking member is the most senior (though not necessarily the longest-serving) member of the minority party on a committee (or subcommittee). The ranking member typically oversees minority committee staff and may coordinate involvement of the minority party committee members in committee activities. To learn more about the House Small Business Committee, please click HERE.