Business has played an integral role in my personal life and professional career. As a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, a small business owner, and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, I understand the vital role small businesses play in our economy. As a representative for Metro Atlanta, I have seen economic development spurred by the vitality of small businesses help the city gain greater national significance. That is why as a Member of the House Financial Services Committee, I've also advocated for continued federal support for community banks and credit unions to ensure that small businesses are available to access loans in order to grow. America's economic growth and international competitiveness depend on our ability to innovate. Going forward, I will continue to advocate for improving access to capital for small business owners, providing affordable health care coverage to small businesses and creating educational opportunities for students interested in business.