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Rep. Peters Intros Bill to Increase Small Business Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the “Open Government Technology Work to More Businesses Act,” legislation to simplify, streamline, and digitize the registration process for small businesses to be eligible to contract with the federal government.

“Every American knows the Federal Government could be more technologically advanced and easier to engage. This bill streamlines the process for small businesses across the country to become eligible for the federal contracting process – which will increase competition, save taxpayers money, and yield a more efficient government.

“Currently there are roughly 80 steps necessary for businesses to become eligible for federal contracts, a process that can take months and puts innovative small companies at a distinct disadvantage. As we find ways to bring the government into the 21st century technologically, this bill will open the door to new business opportunities for hundreds of small businesses in San Diego.”

The legislation is supported by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association, and the National Small Business Association.