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Chabot Statement on House Passage of NDAA Conference Report

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Washington, December 2, 2016 | comments

Key Small Business Committee Provisions Included in Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the conference report of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“The FY17 NDAA recognizes that small businesses play a vital and indispensable role in providing for the common defense,” Chairman Chabot said. “Small businesses create jobs as part of the defense industrial base, innovate new technologies for our warfighters and ensure taxpayers get the most bang for their buck through competitive contracting. I am especially proud that so many of the bipartisan contracting reforms authored by members of our Committee were included in the final NDAA.”

“These common-sense contracting and acquisition reforms will open new doors for small businesses in the coming year and set the stage for additional reforms in the new Congress,” Chairman Chabot added.

For a detailed section-by-section summary of the small business provisions in the FY2017 NDAA click HERE.


  • Chairman Chabot and Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) served as the House Small Business Committee’s conferees for this year’s NDAA.
  • Earlier this year, Chairman Chabot penned an op-ed for Defense News on the importance of small contractors to the defense supply chain and testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the Committee’s priorities for the FY17 NDAA. 
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