Resource Type:

Veterans Legislation

Provided By:

U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-06) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19)

Phone Number:
(202) 225-2706

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20515


Waltz, Panetta Introduce Bill to Increase DoD Contracts with Veteran-Owned Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Thursday, U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-06) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) introduced the bipartisan Contract Our Veterans Act in the House to set goals for the U.S. Department of Defense to increase contracts with small, veteran-owned businesses.

“It is a win-win scenario for both our Department of Defense and veteran-owned small businesses to work together,” said Waltz. “Not only will it help promote entrepreneurship amongst our veterans, but it will create jobs here at home and strengthen our military’s supply chains.”

“As a veteran and U.S. Representative, I believe that the federal government should support entrepreneurship among our veterans,” said Panetta.  “That’s why I support the bipartisan Contract Our Veterans Act that would ensure that five percent of the Department of Defense’s yearly federal contracts go to veteran-owned small businesses.  Through this type of legislation, Congress can help fulfill its obligation to expand opportunity for those who served while bolstering our local economies and national security.”

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