Today In Washington
March 9, 2018
Source: Mark Lee - Director, Government Relations
Congress Adjourns for the Week – Congress has adjourned, and will return on Monday, March 12. When they return, the Senate will continue consideration of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” and the House Appropriations Committee will continue negotiations on the FY2018 omnibus.
H.R. 5144, the “Contracting Compliance Act,” introduced by Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA). This legislation requires the Comptroller General of the United States to assess the compliance of federal contracting agencies, with the requirements of Section 8(d)(7) of the Small Business Act, and submit a report to the House and Senate Small Business Committees within one year of passage. Section 8(d)(7) requires federal contracting agencies to collect, and report, on data regarding prime contractor compliance with federal subcontracting goals.
July 17, 2018
Association For Enterprise Opportunity Launches The Tapestry Project To Advance Business Development Of Black-Owned Firms
AEO has opened the application cycle for The Tapestry Project, an initiative dedicated to advancing Black business development.
July 12, 2018
Today in Washington
House & Senate to Reconcile Differences in “Minibus” – The Senate voted yesterday to go to conference on the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction & Veterans Affairs appropriations “minibus” (H.R. 5895)
July 11, 2018
Today in Washington
NDAA Watch – Last night, the Senate voted 91-8 to go to conference on the NDAA. Conferees for the FY19 defense authorization bill will formally meet today for the passing of the gavel.
June 29, 2018
ACTION ALERT: July Recess Packet
On Friday, June 29, Congress will adjourn for a week-long Fourth of July recess. Your legislators will be back home in their districts and states to meet with constituents like you, and share updates on their efforts in Washington, D.C.