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H.R. 246 (116th): Stimulating Innovation through Procurement Act of 2019

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To amend the Small Business Act to require senior procurement executives, procurement center representatives, and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to assist small business concerns participating in the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Abby Finkenauer

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Jan 4, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 14, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Finkenauer Small Business Bill Passes House as part of Defense Authorization, Expected to be Signed in to Law
    — Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1, 2019-2020] (Sponsor) on Dec 11, 2019

ICYMI: Rep. Hill Calls for Action to Block Anti-Semitism at National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy Subcommittee Hearing
    — Rep. French Hill [R-AR2] on Jan 15, 2020

Suozzi Issues Statement Ahead of Todays House Vote on Anti-BDS Resolution
    — Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3] on Jul 23, 2019

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Jan 4, 2019

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Jan 14, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 246 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 246. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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