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House Passes NDAA with Small Business Reforms

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Washington, July 14, 2017 | Sarah Althouse | comments

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, introduced by Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY).

“Small businesses play a critical role in our nation’s defense, whether creating the latest technology, saving taxpayer dollars by providing less costly contracting, or hiring workers who create parts. I’m proud of the bipartisan work this Committee puts forth for small businesses and would like to thank Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and all the other Members who introduced provisions that were included in this year’s NDAA,” said House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH).

“The NDAA bill contains a package of bipartisan, small business legislative proposals that will help small firms win their share of federal contracts, strengthen entrepreneurial development programs and assist cutting edge firms as they bring new technologies and products to market. I was pleased to work with Chairman Chabot in getting these measures across the finish line and into the NDAA and will continue pushing for their enactment,” said Ranking Member Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY).

Versions of the following bills were included in the NDAA:

  • 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 Velázquez (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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