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Bill Introduced to Ease Federal Contracting Process

Bill Introduced to Ease Federal Contracting Process

Last week, Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) introduced legislation which would increase efficiency and streamline the registration process for small businesses interested in participating in the federal marketplace.

White House Launches SupplierPay Initiative

Last week, President Barack Obama met with businesses, their suppliers and the SBA to launch a new program called SupplierPay, to ensure that large corporations pay their small contractors in a more timely fashion.

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House Hearing Examines Procurement Reform Delays

Yesterday, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, held a hearing on the delayed implementation of various small-business contracting reforms as passed under the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Advocacy Releases Small Business Procurement Report

Recently, the SBA Office of Advocacy released a report evaluating the federal government’s progress in achieving its procurement goals as well as how the goal-setting process is working for small firms.

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NSBA President Attends SBA Administrator Swearing-In

Earlier this week, NSBA President Todd McCracken attended the swearing-in ceremony for Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) where President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke.

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NSBA Applauds Confirmation of SBA Administrator

NSBA applauds the Senate’s confirmation today of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the next Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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House Small Biz Committee Approves Contracting Bills

Last week, the House Small Business Committee approved a series of contracting bills aimed at improving and enhancing the federal contracting marketplace for small firms, including one that would increase the government-wide small-business contracting goal.

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Sen. Cantwell Chairs Her First SBC Hearing

The Senate Small Business Committee hearing today will mark the first full committee hearing chaired by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), who took over the chairmanship following Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) departure. NSBA looks forward to working with Chair Cantwell.

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NSBA Supports Nominee Maria Contreras-Sweet

Today, NSBA sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business, expressing its support for Maria Contreras-Sweet as the President’s nominee for SBA Administrator.

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NSBA State of the Union Podcast

Last week, NSBA held an Issue Briefing Teleconference on the State of the Union Address featuring Kent Hoover, the Washington Bureau Chief for American City Business Journals. Download the podcast today.

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