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Friday, June 27, 2008

ASBL Statement Regarding Bush Administration Nominee to Lead SBA

The following is a comment from American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman on Sandy Baruah's nomination as Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

"Just like his predecessor, Sandy Baruah has no background experience or interest in small business issues. I am concern the Bush Administration will continue to dismantle programs for small businesses in middle class America by dramatically increasing the federal definition of a small business to allow large businesses to take contracts away from small firms. I am also concerned the Bush Administration will try to close the Small Business Administration all together by combining it with the Commerce Department."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New York Times | When Small Businesses Lose to Big Companies

Today, the New York Times ran a letter to the editor from American Small Business League President, Lloyd Chapman regarding a letter to the Editor dated June 19 from Acting Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Jovita Carranza.

Carranza's letter stated:

"The S.B.A. helps small businesses get government contracts. In 2006 (the last year with published data), small businesses reached a record level of federal contracts. Small businesses owned by women experienced their largest year of growth and hit a record level. Small disadvantaged businesses (generally minority-owned) hit a record level.

The S.B.A. has also led tough-minded efforts to improve the integrity of small business contracting data and to tighten the rules to qualify, reducing the value of contracts coded as small business by more than $10 billion, increasing new opportunities."

In his letter to the editor Chapman maintains that Carranza's statements are misleading and easily refuted by hard evidence from the SBA's own Office of Inspector General.

Click here to read Chapman's letter to the editor:

Huffington Post | Bush Administration Ignores Investigations and Claims Billions In Contracting Abuses are a "Myth"

On June 12th, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued the latest release in a series of press releases entitled "Myth vs. Fact". ( The latest "Myth vs. Fact" press release is in response to a New York Times article on a multitude of significant problems at the SBA that continue even after the departure of Administrator Steven Preston. In the release, Bush officials at the SBA once again claimed, "Large corporations are not receiving contracts meant for small businesses."

In response to the Bush Administration's continued denial of the problem, American Small Business League (ASBL) President Lloyd Chapman issued a blog in the Huffington Post today... Check it out by clicking the link below.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Huffington Post | SBA Struggles to Respond to New York Times Story

Today, American Small Business League (ASBL) President Lloyd Chapman issued a blog in the Huffington Post regarding statements made by the Jovita Carranza, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a June 19, 2008 letter to the editor of The New York Times.

The ASBL takes exception to statements made by Carranza. Please visit the following link to the Huffington Post to read Chapman's response.