Friday, May 27, 2005

Kerry Scores Big Win For Women Run Small Businesses

Kerry Wins 5-Year Battle to Force SBA to Implement Women's Contracting Program

WASHINGTON, May 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced today that after a five-year push the Small Business Administration has agreed to take the necessary steps to implement a program to increase federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses.

"This should have been done years ago," Kerry said. "But I am pleased that after five years of constant pressure, the Bush administration has finally decided to follow the law and implement the long overdue women's contracting program. I will continue to hold the Administration accountable every step of the way and ensure there are no further delays."

The SBA has announced it will begin the implementation process for the women's contracting program that was passed by Congress and signed into law five years ago. Until this reversal, the SBA had been resisting Kerry's numerous attempts to put the program into effect. Link


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