Senator Dick Durbin's act would help veteran-owned small business growth
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide veteran-owned small businesses access to surplus federal property, helping to reduce overhead costs and let the businesses grow.
The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act would expand the Government Service Administration’s excess federal property program. The program makes items that federal agencies no longer need available, such as computers, office furniture, tools and construction equipment.
“This week, communities across the U.S. are preparing to remember the brave men and women who have served this country on Memorial Day," Durbin said. "Part of honoring their sacrifice means supporting our nation’s veterans when they return home. That is why I am proud to join Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth in introducing the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act, which would encourage small business growth and give veterans opportunities to succeed. Veterans throughout Illinois have already contacted me to let me know how the surplus property program could help them reduce overhead costs and invest those resources in growing their business and creating jobs."