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  • Serving Small Businesses: Examining the Effectiveness of HUBZone Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee heard from small businesses within the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program. Specifically, the Committee heard testimony on H.R. 3294, the “HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act,” introduced by Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The program’s core mission is to bring economic hope, independence, jobs, and businesses to depressed areas ... Read more

  • Key Lawmakers Move to Improve HUBZone Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting

    Washington, DC – Bipartisan leadership of the House Small Business Committee today unveiled legislation to improve and reform the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone), a procurement initiative that provides federal assistance to firms in economically distressed areas. Created in 1998, the HUBZone helps small companies in these areas to do business with the federal government. The program is overseen by the Small Business Administration (SBA). H.R. 3294, the HUBZONE Unificat... Read more

  • House Passes NDAA with Small Business Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON - Today, the House passed H.R. 2810, the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes small business contracting reforms and entrepreneurial development provisions introduced by the House Small Business Committee. The NDAA included two House Small Business Committee bills, H.R. 1773, the Clarity for America’s Small Contractors Act of 2017, introduced by Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and H.R. 1774, the Developing the Next Generation of Small Business Act of 2017, int... Read more

  • PROMESA: State of Small Business Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from officials from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding small business federal contracting provisions in the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Witnesses discussed trends in the SBA’s contracting programs found in a recent GAO report. “... Read more

  • Small Business Legislation Included in NDAA Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 2810, the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes small business contracting reforms and entrepreneurial development provisions introduced by the House Small Business Committee. The two House Small Business Committee bills in the NDAA included are H.R. 1773, the Clarity for America’s Small Contractors Act of 2017, introduced by Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and H.R. 1774, the Developing the Next Generation... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves Five Bipartisan Bills to Improve the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee approved five bipartisan pieces of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. H.R. 2763, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017, introduced by Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA) H.R. 2763 will update and improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Progr... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Hold SBA Accountable, Spur Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA) today introduced H.R. 2763, the “Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017,” to update and improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Specifically, H.R. 2763 reinforces the requirement that the SBA give a comprehensive annual report of the SBIR and STTR programs to Congr... Read more

  • All Work and No Pay: Change Orders Delayed for Small Construction Contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations heard from small businesses and experts about the effects of change orders on small business contractors and solutions to ease the financial burden. “In contracting, a certain degree of reasonable delay is expected when changes are made; however, this becomes inexcusable when federal agencies are unwilling to formally execute change orders and ... Read more

  • Fitzpatrick Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Small Business Federal Contractors Get Paid
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Member Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced H.R. 2594 the Small Business Payment for Performance Act to ensure small business federal contractors get paid in a timely manner for change orders. Specifically, the legislation allows contractors to submit a request for equitable adjustment (REA) - or an increase in fee - to the agency. The contractor may then bill the agency for any actual change order work completed, while the REA is pending. Once the... Read more

  • Joint Hearing Examines SBIR and STTR Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    Washington - Today the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a joint hearing with the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology to collaborate on legislation to improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Last year, Chairman Chabot and the Small Business Committee successfully fought to include a five year reauthorization of SBIR and STTR in the FY2017 National Defen... Read more