"We can't fix the economy without small businesses. They create the jobs. And they are important to the communities they serve.  That's why I'm fighting to strengthen and improve small businesses and provide opportunities for them to compete on a level playing field." - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.)

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstone of our communities. They are responsible for creating more than half of all private sector jobs. Senator Mikulski's small business priorities include:

·  Providing tax cuts
·  Encouraging the hiring of new workers
·  Increasing access to capital
·  Increasing contracting opportunities
·  Reducing burdensome regulations  

For more information about Senator Mikulski's small business priorities, please see the Fighting for Small Businesses Fact Sheet.