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

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    ( 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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  • Vitter Co-Sponsors Patent Reform Legislation

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

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  • Senate Passes Vitter Amendment to End Washington Obamacare Exemption

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) announced that the Senate passed his legislation, No Washington Exemption from Obamacare, as an amendment to the budget bill last night. Vitter’s legislation would require all Members of Congress, the President, Vice-President, and all political appointees within the administration to purchase their health insurance on the Obamacare Exchange without the help of a taxpayer funded subsidy, just like any other American getting health care on the exchange.

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  • Vitter Investigation Into Washington’s Obamacare Exemption Could See Added Pressure

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today sent follow-up letters to officials from both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives regarding their failure to meet two deadlines to produce information regarding their qualification of the United States Congress as a “small business,” which allowed Members of Congress and staff to receive a taxpayer-funded employer subsidy for the Obamacare Exchange.

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  • Vitter Blocks OPM Dept. Director’s Nomination

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter, Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today announced he is holding the nomination of Earl Gay to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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  • Vitter Launches Investigation into Washington’s Obamacare Exemption

    ( Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, launched a new investigation into how the Washington Obamacare Exemption was first implemented. Vitter is calling on the District of Columbia Health Benefits Exchange (DCHBE) and financial clerks from both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to come forward with information regarding their qualification of the United States Congress as a “small business.”

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  • Vitter: New 5-Year OCS Plan is a Continued Disappointment

    ( Today, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, made a statement regarding the Department of Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) newly proposed five-year plan to potentially lease 14 new offshore oil and gas sites between 2017 and 2022. The proposed number of sites is lower than the 15 included in the President’s current plan and well below the 31 included in the plan that former DOI Secretary Ken Salazar discarded

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