Clay Higgins

11/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/15/2019 20:07

Higgins Votes for Bills Supporting Veteran-Owned Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) supported the passage of three bills this week to help Veterans start small businesses and access resources within the Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • H.R. 3537, 'Veteran Entrepreneur Training Act of 2019' - would codify the Boots to Business program for the next five years. This program advises Veterans and their dependents about business ownership, best practices for organizing and operating a business, and how to raise capital.
  • H.R. 499, 'Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act' - would extend federal contracting preference, for a limited period, to small businesses inherited by the surviving spouse of a service member that had a partially service-related disability.
  • H.R. 3734, 'SERV Act' - would require the Small Business Administration to produce an outreach plan for Veteran-related programs. The bill also requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to publish a report on Veteran-owned businesses' access to credit.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

'These bills provide tools and small business resources that can help Veterans and their families become successful entrepreneurs. Supporting my Veteran Brothers and Sisters will always be a focus for me. My congressional office will continue to make Veterans support a priority in Louisiana and in DC.'