The SBA announced that the federal government exceeded its small business contracting goal. For FY20, small businesses received $145.7 billion in federal contract dollars, a $13 billion increase from the previous year.
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Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced the biggest changes to the implementation of the Buy American Act in almost 70 years. The proposal would increase U.S. content in the products the federal government buys and support the domestic production of critical products.
On April 27, President Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage to workers who are working on federal contracts.
Now in its 33rd day, the shutdown having a growing negative impact on America’s small businesses, the communities they fuel and the overall U.S. economy.
Yesterday, the House passed nine bipartisan small-business bills on a number of different topics including lending and federal contracting.
The House recently approved final NDAA language that would reauthorize the SBIR/STTR programs and reject efforts to change how small-business contracts are counted.
On Sept. 29, a House Small Business Subcommittee held a hearing examining an Executive Order which requires federal contractors and some subcontractors with contracts exceeding $500,000 to disclose labor violations and their efforts to correct them.
Last week, the Senate approved the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735) conference report which includes efforts to level the playing field for small firms in the federal marketplace, however the White House has issued a veto threat.
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.
Several NSBA-supported contracting reforms have been included in the compromise package hammered out by conferees of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act, which is expected to be voted on shortly by both the House and Senate.