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Small Business Legislation Included in NDAA Bill

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Washington, June 29, 2017 | comments

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 of Small Business Act of 2017, introduced by Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY).

“I am proud that many of the bipartisan bills the House Small Business Committee has worked on were included in the bill.  I thank Chairman Thornberry for his hard work putting together this year’s National Defense Authorization Act and for recognizing the vital role small business reforms play in our nation’s security.  These provisions will ensure small businesses have a greater opportunity to compete for federal contracts, and bring entrepreneurial development programs up-to-date to better equip our small federal contractors,” said Chairman Chabot.

Versions of the following bills were included in HASC’s final NDAA bill:

  • H.R. 1597, the Commercial Market Representatives Clarification Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. David Brat (R-VA), co-sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)
  • H.R. 1640, the Unifying Small Business Terminology Act of 2017, sponsored by Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
  • H.R. 1693, the Improving Contract Procurement for Small Businesses through More Accurate Reporting Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
  • H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers Improvements Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA), co-sponsored by Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) and Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)
  • H.R. 1680, the Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA), co-sponsored by Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL)
  • H.R. 1700, the SCORE for Small Business Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), co-sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)

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