House Bill Would Aid Minority Contractors

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT) -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., urged a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday to pass his legislation expanding federal support for minority-owned businesses seeking government contracts, citing evidence from federal procurement officers about the obstacles minority-owned businesses continue to face.

Rush testified in support of his bill, H.R. 4343, the Minority Business Development Improvement Act of 2009, during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Government Management, Organization and Procurement Subcommittee.

Although minority-owned businesses make up nearly 20 percent of U.S. firms today,...
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