- In the House Committee on Small Business, chair Jim Talent (R-MO) established the Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises, Business Opportunity and Special Small Business Problems. On the agenda: distribution, transportation and attrition problems.
- Sen. Christopher Bond (R-MO) introduced a bill (S.343) that would make health-care premiums paid by the self-employed fully deductible.
- S.314 just passed the Senate Committee on Small Business and is awaiting action by the entire body. The bill would enable entrepreneurs to obtain loans under the SBA's 7(a) program for Y2K compliance repairs.
National Federation of Independent Business, 600 Maryland Ave. S.W., #700, Washington, DC 20024
National Foundation for Women Business Owners, (301) 495-4975, http://www.nfwbo.org
SBA Office of Advocacy,http://www.sba.gov/advo/stats