Bill Takes Aim At Alaska Native Corporation Preferences

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 12:18 PM EST) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has introduced legislation that would eliminate unique government contract preferences for companies owned by native Alaskans, claiming that the program is being abused by large, non-native Alaskan businesses seeking lucrative contracts without competition.

S. 3959, introduced Wednesday, would remove preferences and rules under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act that give Alaska Native Corporations a special leg-up in federal procurements, putting them on equal statutory footing with other 8(a)-qualified businesses.

ANCs — defined as any regional, village or group business primarily...
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