Pembroke Pines, FL – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in observance of National Small Business Week, which is May 1 – 7:

“This week, I am thrilled to celebrate National Small Business Week, which honors hardworking women and men and their small businesses all around our nation.

“I’m proud to be a partner for South Florida’s small businesses, their owners and employees in Congress. From my support of President Obama’s economic agenda including tax credits to help small businesses hire new employees; calling on Congressional Republicans to pass comprehensive immigration reform which would greatly benefit both our nation’s families and economy; to increasing small businesses’ access to the resources they need; I have been a proud vote and voice for our small businesses.

“My commitment to our community’s small businesses does not stop with my work in Washington. One of my favorite events each year is my Small Business Workshop, as well as the Early Learning Business Institute for women small business owners and entrepreneurs. The Small Business Workshop connects small business owners with important resources in the federal government, while the Early Learning Business Institute, which I like to call “CEO School” for Early Learning Center directors and owners, gives them the tools they need to succeed as small business entrepreneurs. I am looking forward to this year’s event, which is on Saturday, June 11th. This week, join me in celebrating our area’s thriving small businesses during National Small Business Week!”