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.”