H.R.2749 – Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017

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H.R.2749 – Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017


The bill would amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans

Limitations on subcontracting.—The requirements applicable to a covered small business concern shall apply with respect to a small business concern owned and controlled by veterans that is awarded a contract under this bill.

For purposes of applying the requirements of the Small Business Act  the term ‘similarly situated entity’ includes a subcontractor for a small business concern owned and controlled by veterans..

The Secretary may award a contract under this section only after the Secretary obtains from the offeror a certification that the offeror will comply with the requirements if awarded the contract. Such certification shall specify the exact performance requirements applicable under such paragraph; and explicitly acknowledge that the certification is subject to section 1001 of title 18.

 (Full text of H.R. 2749  at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1] (Introduced 05/26/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

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Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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