Delgado Convenes Meeting of Small Business Advisory Committee

January 22, 2020
Press Release

COBLESKILL, NY—Today, Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) convened a meeting of the 19th Congressional District Small Business Advisory Committee, including representatives from all eleven counties that make up NY-19. The meeting focused on the current challenges small businesses face across upstate New York and legislative priorities for 2020. 

“Small businesses are the economic engine of our upstate economy. I am proud to represent more than 27,000 small businesses and self-employed owners in NY-19 and shape legislation to help them succeed,” said Delgado. “It’s my job to advocate for policies that remove federal red tape and ensure small businesses have the resources they need to be successful in upstate. Our Small Business Advisory Council meetings are an integral part of this work, and I’m looking forward to working together to continue supporting our small business owners in Congress.”

In addition to the Small Business Advisory Committee, Rep. Delgado has also convened meetings with his Health Care, Veterans, and Agriculture Advisory Committees this week to discuss their priorities.

As a member of the Congressional House Small Business Committee, Rep. Delgado prioritizes supporting upstate small businesses. Delgado introduced bipartisan legislation that makes it easier for small businesses to comply with onerous federal regulations by requiring the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of the National Ombudsman to create a centralized website that houses small business compliance guides designed to help small businesses comply with federal regulations. That bill has passed the House. Delgado also introduced the House-passed Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act, which would provide the surviving spouse of a service-disabled veteran with federal contracting preference as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), no matter the degree of disability the servicemember experienced. Currently, this only applies if the veteran had a 100 percent service-connected disability.