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Small Business Contracting Reforms Included in NDAA

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Washington, April 30, 2015 | comments

Small Business Contracting Reforms Included in NDAA

WASHINGTON, DC –   Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today applauded the House Armed Services Committee for incorporating small business contracting reforms into H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 (NDAA).

Last month Chairman Chabot, along with several other Small Business Committee Members including Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-NV), testified before the Armed Services Committee in support of a number of contracting reforms aimed at increasing small business participation rates.

“I want to thank Chairman Thornberry for his tireless effort in assembling this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, and for including commonsense small business contracting reforms into the bill,” said Chairman Chabot. “We have a great working relationship with the Chairman and his staff, and I look forward to continue working with him to ensure our small business have the opportunity to compete for federal contracts, because when they do, it improves quality, reduces costs, and ensures we have a robust industrial base supporting our military.”

Versions of the following bills were included in the H.R. 1735:

H.R. 1481 introduced by Chairman Steve Chabot

H.R. 1444 introduced by Rep. Richard Hanna

H.R. 1390 introduced by Rep. Steve Knight

H.R. 1386 introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo

H.R. 1583 introduced by Rep. Cresent Hardy

H.R. 1410 introduced by Del. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

The Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 1735 by a vote of 60-2.  Further details of the bill can be found here.  


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