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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

01-S174 on Jan 24, 2001

Decided Apr 17, 2002
Bill Sponsorship: the Microloan Program Improvement Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 19 Senators
    Amends provisions of the Small Business Act concerning the Microloan program (a program of start-up loans to small businesses) to:
  1. remove the requirement that such loans be short-term;
  2. allow up to 35 (currently 25) percent of grant funds made to intermediaries to be used to provide technical assistance to small businesses that are prospective borrowers under the program; and
  3. authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to use up to $1 million of the annual appropriations for technical assistance grants to subcontract with one or more national trade associations of eligible intermediaries or other knowledgeable entities to provide peer-to-peer capacity building and training to lenders and organizations seeking to become lenders under the program.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Question 20: Stimulus better than market-led recovery Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Corporations
  • Headline: Expand microloans to small businesses (Score: 1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-S174

Max Baucus s1oMT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Max Cleland s1oGA Democratic Senator (Former) 
Kent Conrad s1oND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Tom Daschle s1oSD Former Democratic Senator 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s1oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Kerry s1iMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Herbert Kohl s1oWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Mary Landrieu s1oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Paul Wellstone s1oMN Democratic Senator (Former) 



Republicans participating in 01-S174

Kit Bond s1oMO Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Conrad Burns s1oMT Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007) 
Michael Enzi s1oWY Republican Sr Senator 
Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 



Independents participating in 01-S174

Jim Jeffords s1oVT Former Independent Senator (retired 2006) 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 13
Republicans: 4
Independents: 2


















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