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  • Hotline Truths: Issues Raised by Recent Audits of Defense Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Audits Reveal Problems with DoD Subcontracting for Small Firms Small Business Committee Has Approved Bipartisan Reform Legislation WASHINGTON – Today an official from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) told a Congressional subcommittee that two key Marine Corps commands failed to meet their legally-mandated requirements for small business subcontracting plans. The hearing comes as the House Committee on Small Business continues its efforts to help small firms better... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Weighs in on SBA FY2017 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business approved its official views and estimates on the FY2017 budget for the Small Business Administration (SBA) today. While Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) noted bipartisan support for key programs designed to help entrepreneurs, he stressed the need for swift action to correct serious management problems at the SBA related to IT security, access to capital and competition for federal contracts. “Federal taxpayers and American entrepreneurs m... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves Defending America’s Small Contractors Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    First Committee Markup of 2016 Bipartisan Legislation Advances to U.S. House WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Committee on Small Business today approved bipartisan legislation to expand and improve opportunties for America’s small firms to compete for federal contracts. The measure, H.R. 4341, the Defending America’s Small Contractors Act of 2016, was approved unanimously by the panel and now advances to the full House of Representatives for consideration. “As a Committee, we’ve worked tirelessly to ... Read more

  • Helping the Helpers: Empowering Small Business Advocates
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today small federal contractors stressed to the House Small Business Committee the need to modernize and reform the federal rules for small business advocates so they can better advise and assist small companies who do business with the federal government. The diverse panel of stakeholders told the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce that while some progress has been made, much more needs to be done to empower small business advocates such as the Procurement Center Representat... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on Signing of 2016 NDAA: America’s small businesses can bring quality to the warfighter and value to the taxpayer
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Chairman Chabot on Signing of 2016 NDAA: America’s small businesses can bring quality to the warfighter and value to the taxpayer WASHINGTON –Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after President Obama signed the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. “While I was disappointed in the President’s initial decision to veto the NDAA, I am pleased that he has now approved this vitally important national security measure. The NDAA ha... Read more

  • Fairness for American Farmers and Ranchers This Thanksgiving
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting, Oversight

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard testimony on the need to reform the Small Business Administration (SBA) small business size standards for agriculture. A panel of stakeholders described to lawmakers how the SBA’s standards for determining which businesses qualify as small businesses put American farmers and ranchers at a serious disadvantage when competing for federal contracts and applying for SBA loans. The SBA’s current size standard fo... Read more

  • SBA’s ‘Fuzzy Math’ and Other Challenges for Small Contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce examined continuing challenges for small contractors with a diverse panel of small business stakeholders with first-hand experience navigating federal contracting laws. The inconsistent and often inaccurate way the Small Business Administration (SBA) measures the allocation of federal contracts was a key topic of discussion. “Given the hundreds of billions in federal contract dollars at stake each year, ensuring that... Read more

  • Committee Small Business Contracting Reform Included In Final NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee-sponsored contracting reform legislation has been included in the bicameral National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 (NDAA) agreement that will soon be voted on in the House. During the 112th Congress and early in the 113th Congress, the Committee has been successful in including small business legislation that it marked up in the final NDAAs that were signed into law. Given that about 70 percent of government contracts are awarded by the Department of Defense, t... Read more

  • House To Vote On Small Business Contracting Legislation As NDAA Amendments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement in support of the Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015 (NDAA) and the small business contracting amendments being offered on the House floor. “The contracting amendments offered to the NDAA are common-sense reforms that will provide opportunities for small companies trying to break into the federal marketplace,” said Chairman Graves. “These amendments address many o... Read more

  • Committee’s Small Business Legislation Included In NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee reported out the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes small business contracting reforms initiated by the House Small Business Committee. Last month, Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY), with the support of Small Business Committee Member and Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), testified... Read more