WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) and Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) announced the re-introduction of the Expanding Access to Affordable Credit for Small Businesses Act. This bipartisan bill is the thirty-second piece of legislation introduced by Rep. Donalds during the 118th Congress.
The Expanding Access to Affordable Credit for Small Businesses Act optimizes the full capability of the free market by expanding the criteria of the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan program to allow fintech companies the opportunity to provide loans to America’s small businesses.
“Fintech lending is the future of small business lending, and this legislation modernizes how small businesses access capital. Empowering and equipping the fintech sector of the economy to offer private loans creates more opportunities for American small enterprises to achieve prosperity,” said Rep. Donalds. “I am proud to introduce this is commonsense, bipartisan legislation that deploys a willing and ready private sector to meet the needs of our nation’s small businesses in a sustainable way and creates a pathway for entrepreneurs to pursue their American Dream.”
“Small businesses make up over 99 percent of all businesses in Colorado and form the backbone of our economy. It’s critical we deliver the resources small businesses owners need to compete,” said Rep. Crow. “I’m glad to reintroduce this bipartisan legislation that expands the 7(a) small business loan program and will continue to modernize the Small Business Administration to meet the needs of new and growing small businesses.”
The Expanding Access to Affordable Credit for Small Businesses Act will facilitate the authorization of loans to small business borrowers otherwise unable to obtain financing.
Read the full text of the Expanding Access to Affordable Credit for Small Businesses Act HERE.
See summary graphics and promotional Tweet HERE.