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  • 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

  • Committee Members Request Small Business Legislation Be Included In NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Today, House Small Business Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) testified before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to request that the Committee’s bipartisan small business contracting reform legislation be included in this year’s NDAA. Small Business Committee Member and Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) also expressed support for the legislat... Read more

  • Committee Passes Legislative Solutions for Small Business Growth in Federal Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    The Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today conducted a markup of small business bills, including six contracting reform bills that promote more small business opportunities. “Contracting reform that creates more opportunities for small business is an ongoing legislative priority for the Committee,” said Chairman Graves. “Small businesses are integral to economic growth and job creation. Greater small business involvement in federal contracting benefits companies and t... Read more

  • Committee to Hold Markup of Small Business Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), will conduct a markup of small business bills, including six contracting reform bills, on Wednesday, March 5. “Creating more opportunities for small business through the federal procurement marketplace has been a priority for our Committee during the past two Congresses, and this markup is a continuation of that agenda,” said Chairman Graves. “Federal contracting is a great way to help small businesses grow and... Read more

  • Graves, Hanna Welcome Senate Passage of NDAA with Two Committee Contracting Provisions
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves and Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, hailed Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 (H.R. 3304), including two small business contracting provisions that originated in the House Small Business Committee. “Given the opportunity, small businesses can often do excellent work for less money. Our priority is to ensure the door is open so that sm... Read more

  • Joint-Hearing Finds The Use Of Reverse Auction Contracts Limits Competition, Increases Costs For Taxpayer
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    The House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), today held a joint-hearing with the Veterans' Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to examine the uses of reverse auction contracts in the federal government, focusing on its budgetary impact, its effect on competition, and whether additional guidance or legislation is necessary to address its inefficiencies. Under a reverse auction, companies conti... Read more

  • Committee Members and VA Committee Chairman Miller Statement On Small Business Contracting Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), and Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) today made the following statements regarding this week’s Washington Post investigative special report regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) contracting certification processes and abuses by several contractors: “The Washington Post’s investigative report alleges an appalling abuse of taxpayer money,” said Cha... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Reform Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracting Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Member Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced the Improving Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2013 to reform the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business procurement programs and save taxpayer money. Currently, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operate procurement programs for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). The SBA hears challenges to SDVOSB ... Read more

  • Graves, Hanna Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Benefit Small Construction Contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) today introduced bills that will bring more efficiency and cost-savings to the construction contracting process. The Design Build Efficiency and Jobs Act of 2013, sponsored by Graves, is bipartisan legislation to decrease the cost for both the government and small businesses when the government buys design-build services. The Commonsense Construction Contracting A... Read more

  • The Federal Government Shorts Small Businesses Again, Misses Contracting Goal For Seventh Straight Year
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement on the release of the FY 2012 Small Business Procurement Scorecard, which shows the government missed its goal of awarding 23 percent of federal contracts to small businesses for the seventh consecutive year. “The fact that the federal government hasn’t met this meager 23 percent small business contracting goal for seven years is simply unacceptable, and further proof that our government continues to... Read more