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House Passes Four Bipartisan Bills to Help America’s Entrepreneurs Succeed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four small business bills favorably out of the chamber under suspension.

H.R. 7988, the Small Business Procurement and Utilization Reform Act of 2024 – sponsored by Reps. Stauber (MN-08) and Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03).

·         This bill grades agencies on the number of contracts awarded to small businesses for the very first time, bringing a greater focus on reversing the decline of participation from small businesses in America’s industrial base.

H.R. 7989, ThinkDIFFERENTLY About Disability Employment Act – sponsored by Reps. Molinaro (NY-19) and Pappas (NH-04).

·         This bill requires the Small Business Administration to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the National Council on Disability to increase access to resources for entrepreneurs with disabilities.

H.R. 8014, The Transparency and Predictability in Small Business Opportunities Act – sponsored by Reps. Mfume (MD-07) and Alford (MO-04).

·         This bill requires federal agencies to share with the Small Business Administration its future plans with cancelled contract solicitations and a justification as to why it was cancelled. It also provides assistance to small businesses impacted by a cancellation by helping them identify similar contracting opportunities.

H.R. 7984, the Rural Small Business Resilience Act – sponsored by Reps. Bean (FL-04) and Golden (ME-02).

·         This bill requires the Small Business Administration to meet rural communities immediately following a disaster, removing a barrier to access assistance when they need it the most.