USWCC Opposes HR 2232 Legislation to Allow Prime Credit for Second & Third Tier Subcontracting
On June 4, 2013, H.R.2232 : Make Every Small Business Count Act of 2013 Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (4) was introduced that will allow prime contractors credit on their second and third tier subcontractors. USWCC Member Felicia James, President of Primestar Construction, had testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting & Workforce entitled Building in America, Challenges for Small Construction Contractors. The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce and Felicia James strongly oppose this measure citing that “Changing the credit process to include second and third tier contracts will encourage bundling of projects into larger portions, diminish the amount of first tier sub-contractor awards to Small businesses and make it harder for Small businesses to access larger portions of federal projects thereby making it harder for Small businesses to grow and become more competitive in the federal marketplace.”
Take Action! The USWCC urges you to contact your House Representative and House Small Business Committee Chairman Graves to say NO! to this damaging legislation. Contact your Congressional Leader. Call Chairman Graves: (202) 225-5821. Read Felicia’s Testimony Here. View Hearing Here.
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