House Panel Criticizes Too-Strict Veterans Contracting Rules

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Witnesses and lawmakers voiced support for congressional action to smooth out several discrepancies between Small Business Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs contracting programs for veterans, saying Tuesday that inconsistent standards have unfairly excluded many legitimate businesses from participation.

During a joint hearing hosted by the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, witnesses said the VA's Center for Veterans Enterprise, intended to help veterans start small businesses and win contracts, had become a major...
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