2012: A Year in Review

With the Holidays upon us, and 2012 drawing to a close, it is time once again to reflect upon another year of AEO achievements. AEO continues to lead the charge here in Washington, D.C., fighting for policies that support out nation’s underserved entrepreneurs and those that serve them. We achieved a lot despite the fact that the Congress was only in session for 28 weeks this year.

We kicked the year off with the introduction of long-overdue legislation that would expand growth opportunities for women owned microbusinesses across …

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AEO Statement on Rep. Jo Ann Emerson’s Resignation

AEO congratulates Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) on her new role as president and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

While we regret that Congress is losing such a bulwark champion for small business, we do celebrate Rep. Emerson's tremendous achievement. We also applaud her outstanding service of 16 years to Missouri constituents and Main Street microbusinesses across America.

In her tenure as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Rep. Emerson proved to be a friend …

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