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Federal Legislative Updates. Becky Cheng District Director Congresswoman Judy Chu, CA-27 April 3, 2014. Rep . Chu Fights: More Opportunities for Women Small Business Owners. March 5, 2014 H.R. 4094, Contract Accessibility Improvement Act

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federal legislative updates

Federal Legislative Updates

Becky Cheng

District Director

Congresswoman Judy Chu, CA-27

April 3, 2014

rep chu fights more opportunities for women small business owners
Rep. Chu Fights:More Opportunities forWomen Small Business Owners
  • March 5, 2014
  • H.R. 4094, Contract Accessibility Improvement Act
    • Raise federal government’s goal of contracts awarded to women-owned small businesses
  • Bi-partisan support
rep judy chu believes when women succeed america succeeds
Rep. Judy Chu Believes:“When Women Succeed, America Succeeds”
  • March 10, 2014
  • Cal State University-Los Angeles
  • Speakers: Leader Pelosi, CA Senator Mitchell, Hilda Solis
    • Discussion on Women’s Economic Agenda
      • Equal & Fair Compensation
      • Paid leave & Health Work-Family Balance
      • Affordable Child Care
    • Jobs Resource Fair
      • Planned Parenthood of SGV
      • Mothers’ Club
      • Dept of Labor, Women’s Bureau & Wage/Labor
      • Foothill Workforce Investment Board
      • API Small Business Program
      • American Association of University Women
rep judy chu celebrates 45 th anniversary of minority business development agency mbda
Rep. Judy Chu Celebrates:45th Anniversary of Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
  • March 5, 2014
  • Funded under US Department of Commerce
    • The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was originally established as the Office of Minority Business Enterprise by President Richard M. Nixon on March 5, 1969
    • A federal agency dedicated exclusively to minority business enterprises, the impact of minority businesses on the nation’s economy and on the general welfare of the country is recognized
  • Business support for over 5.8 million minority-owned business
rep judy chu welcomes maria contreras sweet as sba administrator
Rep. Judy Chu Welcomes:Maria Contreras-Sweet as SBA Administrator
  • March 27, 2014
  • New Small Business Administration (SBA) Chief
  • 2nd Hispanic Cabinet member under President Obama’s Administration
  • In 1996, founded & served as Chairwoman of ProAmerica Bank in Los Angeles
  • In 1999, was California's first state Latina Cabinet secretary, heading the Department of Business, Transportation and Housing under former Governor Gray Davis until 2003.
rep judy chu sets up small business development center sbdc at pasadena city college pcc
Rep. Judy Chu Sets Up:Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Pasadena City College (PCC)
  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
  • Provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • SBDCs are hosted certain agencies, funded in part through a partnership with Small Business Administration (SBA)
    • Free business consulting & low-cost training services including:
  • disaster recovery assistance
  • Procurement & contracting aid
  • market research help
  • healthcare guidance
  • business plan development
  • manufacturing assistance
  • financial packaging
  • lending assistance
  • exporting & importing support
rep judy chu helps small businesses get vital investment capital
Rep. Judy Chu Helps:Small Businesses Get Vital Investment Capital
  • March 18, 2014
  • Commercial Real State & Economic Development (CREED) Act
    • Refinance existing commercial mortgages
    • Lower monthly payments
    • Place more capital back to small businesses
  • Counterpart to Senate’s CREED Act bill
    • Extends the 504 loan financing program for 5 years
    • In 2012, last year of the program, over 2,400 small businesses benefited from refinancing of over $2.2billion
rep judy chu hosts 5 th annual women of distinction awards
Rep. Judy Chu Hosts:5th Annual Women of Distinction Awards
  • Annual district wide function that recognizes outstanding women, 1 from each city, for their work and contribution to their respective communities
  • Collaboration with City of Sierra Madre
  • 2014 Honoree:

Alhambra - Adele Andrade Stradler

Altadena – Sandra Thomas

Arcadia – Sandy Ho

Bradbury - Serena Burnett

Claremont – Monica Argandona

Glendora – Nikki Vitale

Monrovia – Donna Baker

Monterey Park – Chau Hua

Pasadena – Tracey Cooper-Harris

Rosemead – Polly Low

San Gabriel – Denise Menchaca

San Marino – Grace Huang

Sierra Madre – Amy Putnam

South Pasadena – Marina Khubesrian

Temple City - Lucy Liou

Upland – Sandy Forney

rep judy chu hosts congressional artistic discovery competition
Rep. Judy Chu Hosts:Congressional Artistic Discovery Competition
  • Congressional Art Competition
  • The winning entries (1 from each Congressional District) are displayed in the corridors of the U.S. Capitol and bothRep. Chu’s Washington & District Office for 1 year with scholarships
  • High school students
  • Deadline 4/11/2014
  • http://chu.house.gov/congressional-artistic-discovery-competition
rep judy chu hosts 1 st annual congressional stem competition
Rep. Judy Chu Hosts:1st Annual Congressional STEM Competition
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House App Contest.”
  • Development of software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of choice
  • High school students
  • Deadline 4/30/2014
  • http://chu.house.gov/house-stem-competition