Support Funding for Small Business Development Centers

We invite you to join the below letter encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services to include $135 million in funding to Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) program in the FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government
Appropriations bill.

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Support the State Trade Expansion Program so Small Businesses can Grow Exports

We invite you to join the below letter encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services to include robust funding for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP),last authorized in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.
The STEP program helps our small businesses create jobs here at home by helping these businesses sell more of their products overseas. The program provides critical funding and support both to help small businesses start exporting and to increase the value
of exports for small businesses that are already exporting. The funds provided through this program help small businesses enter into and expand in the international market by facilitating engagement with new foreign customers and participation in training
workshops as well as other activities related  to exporting.
In the first two years of STEP, 3,737 small businesses benefited from participation in this program. Around the country, a majority of states have effectively leveraged these resources for a return on investment of more than $10 for every $1 invested. In Washington
state, the program returns an average in a three year period of $106  to the state’s economy for every $1 spent. We urge you to support this important bipartisan effort to keep small businesses competitive in the global environment.
If you have further questions or would like to sign on, please contact Terra Sabag of Congressman Larsen’s office at (Terra.Sabag@mail.house.gov) or Natalie Kamphaus of Congressman Reichert’s office at (Natalie.Kamphaus@mail.house.gov).
Sincerely,
 
/s                                                                      /s
Rick Larsen                                                    Dave Reichert
Member of Congress                                       Member of Congress

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Support the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund in FY19

We invite you to sign-on to a letter to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee supporting the President’s Budget Request for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) for Fiscal Year 2019. The letter requests continued funding
of $65 million for this critical and successful program.

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Support the State Trade Expansion Program so Small Businesses can Grow Exports

We invite you to join the below letter encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services to include robust funding for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP),last authorized in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.
The STEP program helps our small businesses create jobs here at home by helping these businesses sell more of their products overseas. The program provides critical funding and support both to help small businesses start exporting and to increase the value
of exports for small businesses that are already exporting. The funds provided through this program help small businesses enter into and expand in the international market by facilitating engagement with new foreign customers and participation in training
workshops as well as other activities related  to exporting.
In the first two years of STEP, 3,737 small businesses benefited from participation in this program. Around the country, a majority of states have effectively leveraged these resources for a return on investment of more than $10 for every $1 invested. In Washington
state, the program returns an average in a three year period of $106  to the state’s economy for every $1 spent. We urge you to support this important bipartisan effort to keep small businesses competitive in the global environment.
If you have further questions or would like to sign on, please contact Terra Sabag of Congressman Larsen’s office at (Terra.Sabag@mail.house.gov) or Natalie Kamphaus of Congressman Reichert’s office at (Natalie.Kamphaus@mail.house.gov).
Sincerely,
 
/s                                                                      /s
Rick Larsen                                                    Dave Reichert
Member of Congress                                       Member of Congress

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Support Specialty Crop Funding in FY19

Please join us in a letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration in support of robust funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Specialty Crop Research Initiative in FY19.

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Support Specialty Crop Funding in FY19

Please join us in a letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration in support of robust funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Specialty Crop Research Initiative in FY19.

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Support the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund in FY19

We invite you to sign-on to a letter to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee supporting the President’s Budget Request for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) for Fiscal Year 2019. The letter requests continued funding
of $65 million for this critical and successful program.

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Support Specialty Crops Research Programs

Please join us in a letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration in support of robust funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Specialty Crop Research Initiative in FY19.

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Support the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund in FY19!

We invite you to sign-on to a letter to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee supporting the President’s Budget Request for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) for Fiscal Year 2019.  The letter requests continued
funding of $65 million for this critical and successful program.

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