We have been making dramatic progress in recent weeks towards the removal of Fortune 1000 corporations and their subsidiaries from America's small business contracting program, but we need to keep pressing the senate to include a provision in the Senate modification of H.R. 1873 that would call for the removal of all Fortune 1000 corporations from federal small business contracting. Our members and their employees have been active on the phones calling their senators, congressmen and the members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, but we need more people to join in the effort. We need everyone that is concerned about the diversion of federal small business contracts, including you, to help us out and contact their senators today. Below you will find some links to the senate and congressional directories as well as a letter template that you can use to email them. Its time to ban together; we need your help.
As an owner/employee of a small business I am very concerned about H.R. 1873, the Small Business Fairness In Contracting Act. The bill does not contain a provision that calls for the removal of all Fortune 1000 corporations and other large companies from the federal database of small businesses. I am asking that you propose and/or support a provision in the Senate modification of H.R. 1873 that would preclude Fortune 1000 corporations and other large businesses from receiving federal small business contract awards. I am also asking you to propose and/or support a provision that would prevent federal prime contractors and the Small Business Administration from awarding small business awards to large businesses and counting those awards toward the federal government's 23 percent small business procurement goal. The diversion of federal small business contracts has been covered by every major television network and newspaper in America and I believe it is time for Congress to take actions to ensure that federal small business contracts and subcontracts go to legitimate small businesses. We appreciate your help and consideration.