Rep. Angie Craig Once Again Proves Why She Is the Best Choice For Minnesota’s Small Businesses

October 13, 2022

ROSEMOUNT, MN – Today, Rep. Angie Craig’s record of support for Minnesota small businesses was on full display during the Dakota County Regional Chamber Debate. As a member of the House Committee on Small Business, she has built a strong, bipartisan record of delivering for Minnesota’s small businesses in Congress.

“Over the past four years, Rep. Craig has been a relentless advocate for small businesses across the Second District,” Angie Craig for Congress campaign manager Wellesley Daniels said. “Today’s debate served as a reminder that Rep. Craig is as committed as ever to supporting the small businesses that do so much to keep Minnesota’s economy on track.”

Since coming to Congress, Rep. Craig has delivered for small businesses across the Second District: 

  • Rep. Craig played an instrumental role in passing the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to ensure Minnesota businesses could recover from the pandemic and secured federal resources to help them grow even more.
    • Since the beginning of the program, PPP has issued 22,442 loans to businesses across the Second District – providing over $1.67 billion in funding and saving over 176,600 jobs. 
  • This summer, Rep. Craig introduced the Small Business Owner Tax Relief Act, which would reduce the tax burden on self-employed individuals, who make up the majority of small business owners in Minnesota and across the country. 
  • Earlier this year, Rep. Craig introduced the Small Business Tax Relief Act, which would cut the corporate tax rate from 21% to 18% for the first $400,000 of income for businesses earning less than $5 million per year.
  • In April, the House passed Craig’s bipartisan SCORE for Small Business Act, a bill to reauthorize and improve training and support programs for beginning entrepreneurs. 
  • Last summer, Craig led more than 100 of her colleagues from both parties in pressing House leadership to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program, which was designed to support the hardest hit restaurants, bars and eateries.