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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 87 (Wednesday, May 6, 2015)]
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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 87

May 6, 2015

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9270--National Small Business Week, 2015



Proclamation 9271--Public Service Recognition Week, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9270 of May 1, 2015

                
National Small Business Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's small businesses are the backbone of our 
                economy, employing half of our country's private sector 
                workforce and creating nearly two out of every three 
                new jobs in our country. Representing the 
                quintessential American ideals of hard work and 
                ingenuity, small businesses--from startups to mom-and-
                pop shops--are crucial to our national prosperity and 
                economic security. During National Small Business Week, 
                we recommit to advancing these vital enterprises, and 
                we celebrate their contributions to our collective 
                American story.

                From day one, my Administration has made supporting our 
                Nation's small businesses a priority. We have fought to 
                ensure our tax code reflects our values and encourages 
                growth, and part of that effort includes making sure 
                those who take risks and do the hard work of turning a 
                good idea into a great business get a fair deal. That 
                is why I have signed into law 18 different tax cuts for 
                small businesses, which are helping them thrive in the 
                21st-century economy. By investing in our 
                infrastructure, expanding access to credit, and 
                assisting entrepreneurs as they start out and scale up, 
                we are continuing to bolster America's small business 
                community.

                My Administration is committed to ensuring small 
                businesses have the tools, resources, and expertise 
                they need to succeed. Last year, we built on the 
                success of my QuickPay initiative--which has already 
                generated over $1 billion in cost savings for small 
                businesses--by launching SupplierPay, a new partnership 
                with the private sector to strengthen small businesses 
                by increasing their working capital. The Affordable 
                Care Act is working to expand insurance coverage, 
                reduce health care costs, and improve the quality of 
                care--all of which help small businesses and our 
                economy. Additionally, the law allows small businesses 
                access to SHOP, a competitive marketplace where they 
                can look for coverage that meets their needs and where 
                they cannot be charged more for operating in blue-
                collar industries, employing women, or insuring people 
                with pre-existing conditions. We are also focused on 
                injecting capital into emerging, entrepreneurial 
                communities, supporting ventures operated by women, 
                veterans, and underserved populations. And we continue 
                to work to open new markets for small exporters because 
                we know trade promotion bolsters our small businesses 
                and their employees.

                Our small businesses represent what is best about our 
                Nation--the idea that with determination and 
                responsibility, anyone can build a better life for 
                themselves and their loved ones. For more than two 
                centuries, American innovation has sparked ideas that 
                have changed our lives and the course of our history 
                for the better. This week, we recognize the role small 
                businesses play as pillars of our communities and 
                engines of our growing economy, and we rededicate 
                ourselves to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit that 
                has forged the strongest economy the world has ever 
                known.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 4 through May 8, 
                2015, as National Small Business Week. I call upon all 
                Americans

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                to recognize the contributions of small businesses to 
                the competitiveness of the American economy with 
                appropriate programs and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States 
                of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-11103
Filed 5-5-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5