VIDEO: Rosen Announces Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Create Centralized Online Resource for New Small Businesses

Senators Rosen And Capito Are Introducing Bipartisan Legislation To Cut Through Bureaucratic Red Tape For Starting A Small Business


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced she has introduced her bipartisan One Stop For Small Business Licensing Act with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). This bipartisan legislation would require the Small Business Administration (SBA) to create a centralized website that includes federal, state, and local licensing and business permit information for starting a small business. This would help cut through bureaucratic red tape, and make it easier for individuals starting a small business.

“The exhaustive hoops that American entrepreneurs frequently have to jump through, from obtaining permits to fulfilling licensing requirements, can be a real challenge to getting a business off the ground,” said Senator Rosen. “That’s why I’m proud to announce that today, I’m introducing bipartisan legislation to help small businesses by cutting through the bureaucratic red tape that often hinders them. My bipartisan legislation would create a centralized website with comprehensive information from the Small Business Administration on federal, state, and local licensing and business permitting requirements.”

“West Virginia small businesses are an essential part of our economy. In fact, they make up more than 98 percent of businesses in West Virginia and employ nearly half of our workforce. I’m proud to reintroduce the One Stop Shop for Small Business Licensing Act, and help America’s small business owners by requiring an easily accessible web feature to help them navigate complex state and federal operating requirements,” said Senator Capito.

“Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, which is why it’s critical we make it as easy as possible to start a business,” said Nicole Flotteron, Director of External Communications at Shopify. “We are grateful for Senator Rosen and Senator Capito’s leadership on this legislation, which will help reduce the burden on new small businesses and give them the support they need to be successful.”

Senator Rosen has actively worked to protect and promote small businesses in Nevada and nationwide. Last month, she helped introduce the bipartisan Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act to help eliminate hurdles small businesses in rural areas disproportionately face when trying to access capital. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen sent a letter to Administrator Isabel Guzman to encourage SBA to establish a Veteran Business Outreach Center VBOC in Nevada, which is home to approximately 23,500 veteran-owned businesses. Last Congress, she helped introduce legislation to protect Small Businesses Development Centers.