Bill Would Extend Veteran Set-Asides To Surviving Spouses

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A new Senate bill, introduced Thursday by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., aims to grant veterans' contracting privileges to the spouses and children of soldiers who are killed in combat, extending competitive advantages that already apply to companies owned by veterans who die after returning home.

Small businesses owned by veterans and service-disabled veterans receive preferential treatment when contracting with the Department of Veterans Affairs, including access to loans and sole source contracts, and in 2006, those preferences were extended to surviving spouses who inherit businesses owned...
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