Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of Louisiana’s economy and have accounted for 75 percent of new jobs during our country’s economic recovery. I have visited small businesses throughout our state to hear what's on the mind of local entrepreneurs and workers.

In order to prosper in the twenty-first century, Louisiana must have a successful, growing small business community. That's why I am so focused these efforts to help our small businesses.

Rolling back costly administrative reporting requirements enacted as part of Obamacare that inhibit small businesses ability to retain workers and grow their businesses.

Working on the Small Business Committee to ensure Louisiana small businesses have access to funding for workforce investment initiatives such as job training programs, grants to grow their businesses and create more jobs in their local communities, and working with the Small Business Administration to simplify rules and regulations to reduce compliance costs. 

Expanding and strengthening shipbuilding activities and related industries in Louisiana.

Supporting Association Health Plans to allow small businesses to partner with each other and operate as a larger group to lower the cost of health care for their employees.

Fighting for a fair, flatter, more competitive tax system that helps small businesses by lowering their tax rates so they can compete with larger business both in the U.S. and abroad.

Protecting small, family owned businesses by fighting to repeal the ‘death tax’ which robs families of businesses they have built over a lifetime.

U.S. Senate Small Business Committee

U.S. Small Business Administration

Louisiana Department of Economic Development

National Federation of Independent Business

U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency


 


Latest

  • Vitter Gets Additional Assistance for Red River Region Businesses

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today announced that the Red River Region affected by flooding will receive additional assistance due to his efforts to get the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to implement a Small Business Administrative Directive disaster declaration. Vitter urged the SBA to provide assistance in a July 23 letter to Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

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  • Vitter Passes Veteran Entrepreneurship, Tax Bills Through Committee

    (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, made the following statement following the passage of the Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act of 2015 (S.1866) through the Committee with unanimous bipartisan support. Additionally, the Committee favorably reported four other bills and a Sense of the Committee Resolution related to small business tax reform to the Senate floor.

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  • Vitter Introduces Legislation to End Washington’s Obamacare Exemption

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today introduced the No Exemption for Washington from Obamacare Act. The legislation follows Chairman Vitter’s report entitled, “Above the People: An Investigation of Congress’ Fraudulent Obamacare Subsidy and the Cover Up to Continue the Special Exemption.”

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  • Vitter Releases Chairman’s Report Investigating Washington’s Obamacare Exemption

    ( Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today released a Chairman’s report entitled, “Above the People: An Investigation of Congress’ Fraudulent Obamacare Subsidy and the Cover Up to Continue the Special Exemption.” Vitter will be introducing updated legislation this week to end Washington’s Obamacare Exemption.

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  • Vitter: Ex-Im Failed to Prepare Contingency Plan for Small Businesses

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, made the following statement regarding the Export Import (Ex-Im) Bank’s failure to prepare a contingency plan for small businesses currently utilizing the Bank’s export credit insurance and lending programs, as its authority expires tomorrow.

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  • Vitter Opposes Patent Overhaul, Pushes for Targeted Reforms

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today voted against the PATENT Act. Vitter is a co-sponsor of the STRONG Patents Act introduced by Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and co-sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which would strengthen America’s patent system and target abusers.

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  • Vitter Statement on Transocean Settlement with Gulf Coast Residents

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today made the following statement regarding the $212 million settlement agreement between Gulf Coast individuals and business owners and Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that caused the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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