A bipartisan bill Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced in response to a WIPP report about women being shut out of government contracts has been approved by the Senate.
WIPP's report found that major contracts leave women-owned small businesses out, as only a third of the contracts examined reserved tracks for women-owned small businesses.
The bill (S. 1038) asks the Small Business Administration to conduct a comprehensive study on all socio-economic group participation, including women, in these contracts. This is an important step to ensure that all small businesses have equal access to contracts, increasing opportunities for women-owned small businesses.
We ask you to thank Sen. Ernst and Gillibrand for spearheading this effort and standing up for women-owned small businesses!
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