American Legion Says VA Contract Ruling Runs Afoul Of Law

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT) -- The American Legion last week called on the Federal Circuit to reverse a ruling that found the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t obligated to set aside more contracts for veteran-owned small businesses, arguing the VA is subverting the will of Congress.

In an amicus curiae brief, the veterans’ support group contends that the VA is running afoul of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006, which it says requires the VA to use small business set-aside contracts when two or more...
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