Chabot Pushes for Comprehensive Package of Small Business Bills in FY19 NDAA
WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) addressed Members of the House Armed Services Committee on behalf of America’s 30 million small businesses and pushed for 13 bipartisan bills to be included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
“I am here today to support the inclusion of thirteen small business bills in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. Each of them is critical to ensuring a robust defense industrial base…
“Our nation demands a vital small business industrial base: it is fundamental to the health of our nation as a whole. I am grateful to the Armed Services Committee for its collaboration with the Small Business Committee and I look forward to working with you to ensure that small businesses continue to provide the Department of Defense and the federal government with competitive solutions that support critical programs.”
The Committee on Small Business has delivered a wide range of small business bills to be included in the FY19 NDAA. Some of these provisions include the increased use of research and development programs such as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs; urging of the federal government and private sector to work together to combat cyber threats that harm small businesses; and the reducing of regulation and red tape to increase access to capital.