This week marks National Small Business Week. Here in the House, we salute small business owners and entrepreneurs for their contributions to our nation’s economy and communities.

According to the U.S. Labor Department, small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs. That’s why it’s essential we provide our small businesses with the certainty they need to grow and thrive.

In the House, we are leading by example and passing bipartisan bills that help small business in a competitive economy. In the first 100 days alone:

As I said on the House floor,

The last thing a small business needs is uncertainty from their government, changes in the tax code, or even whether it’s going to go forward…So as someone who as a former small business owner, knows the challenges, knows what you have to do to hire someone, I ask that we look to a new American Congress and put people before politics… so we can grow America’s economy.”

McCarthy DeliKevin McCarthy was a small business owner himself. At the age of 19, he took his savings out of the stock market to open Kevin O’s Deli, a sandwich shop in Bakersfield, California.