Bipartisan legislation co-introduced by Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA) to improve the ability of small businesses to compete for federal contracts was included in the final passage of the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act in the House of Representatives.
“Small businesses are the real job creators for America and Oregon,” Schrader said. “I am pleased that my bipartisan work with Congresswoman Herrera-Beutler has been recognized as part of the solution for our nation’s recovery and hope to see a renewed effort in Congress to create further economic certainty and opportunity for our small businesses.”
“This is a win for small businesses and jobs in the northwest,” said Herrera-Beutler. “I am grateful for Congressman Schrader’s help on this solution, and I am honored to be part of a group in Congress that is compromising and working to get things done for families and job-seekers back home.”For the complete article see the 01-02-2013 issue.
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