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2022 Champion of Small Business Investing Awards

SBIA presents 60 members of Congress with the 2022 Champion of Small Business Investing Award

September 16, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association for lower middle market private equity funds and investors, presented awards to 60 members of Congress acknowledging their support for policies that promote capital access for domestic small businesses.

“Access to long-term, patient capital is essential for American small businesses to grow and succeed,” said SBIA President Brett Palmer. “Our small business champions in Congress have demonstrated a strong commitment to investing in American jobs by facilitating greater capital access for America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.”

The Champion of Small Business Award was presented to the following members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Congressman Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY), Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ), Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN), House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI), Congressman Bryon Donalds (R-FL), Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA), Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-MN), Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Congressman Dan Meuser (R-PA), Congressman David Joyce (R-OH), Congressman David Scott (D-GA), Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN), Congressman Dwight Exans (D-PA), Congressman French Hill (R-AZ), Congressman Greg Meeks (D-NY), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Congressman Jake Auchincloss (D-MA), Congressman Jared Golden (D-ME), Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO), Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT), Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), Congresswoman Maria Salazar (R-FL), Congressman Mike Flood (R-NE), Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL), House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Congressman Pete Stauber (R-MN), Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA), Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-KS), Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH), Congressman Troy Carter (D-LA), and Congresswoman Young Kim (R-CA).

The Champion of Small Business Investing Award was presented to the following members of the U.S. Senate: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MO), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Senator James Risch (R-ID), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), Senator John Thune (R-SD), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-NV), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), Senator  Roger Marshall (R-KS), Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and Senator Todd Young (R-IN).

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About the Small Business Investor Alliance
The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. SBIA works on behalf of its members as a tireless advocate for policies that promote competitive markets and robust domestic investment for growing small businesses. SBIA has been playing a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the private equity industry for over 60 years. For more information, visit or call (202) 628-5055.

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