Article by Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News reporter
Excerpt from the Article:
Neal DunnThis week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., bill giving more federal contracts to small businesses owned by veterans.
Last month, Dunn unveiled the “Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act” which would make the VA and the General Services Administration (GSA) send more federal contracts to small businesses owned by veterans, closing a loophole left by the “Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act” passed in 2006. Earlier this month, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which held a hearing on the bill, passed it without opposition.
On Monday, the House passed the bill on a voice vote.
“We will forever be in debt to our nation’s heroes, which is why we should be doing all that we can to ensure they are taken care of when they come home. This legislation is a common sense solution to a problem that is depriving veterans the opportunities they deserve,” Dunn, who served more than a decade as an Army surgeon, said on Tuesday. “We need to hold the VA accountable to the veterans it serves and this legislation does just that.”