WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Small Business, announced the Ranking Members of the Small Business Committee's Subcommittees. "Democrats on the Small Business Committee are as diverse as our caucus," Velazquez said. "Our Ranking Members hail from across the country, representing big cities, rural areas and everywhere in between. They bring a range of life experiences and strengths to the table that I'm confident will help the Committee as it crafts policies to foster entrepreneurship." Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) was chosen as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. "As Ranking Chair of the Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access subcommittee, I will fight to open new avenues of success for small businesses," said Rep. Chu. "I am proud to serve on such a vital body during this burgeoning economic recovery. With access to capital being the number one issue for small businesses, I'm looking forward to working with Members of both parties to ensure American entrepreneurship remains an unparalleled engine of opportunity in this world." Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) was elected Ranking Member of the Health and Technology Subcommittee. "Small businesses are the beating heart of the American economy, and they are a big source of opportunity, pride and jobs in the communities I represent," said Rep. Hahn. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to continue to fight for them as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health and Technology. I'm looking forward to helping our small businesses navigate the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and working to empower them with the tools and resources they need to thrive. If we expand their access to capital, help export their goods to new markets over the seas, and above all, bring more customers in through their front doors, I know there is no limit to what American small business can achieve."