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H.R. 246: 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

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 14, 2019

This bill passed in the House on January 14, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Finkenauer Small Businesses Bill Passes House, Is First Legislation Passed by New Member of Congress
    — Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1] (Sponsor) on Jan 14, 2019

Rep. Slotkins Statement on Resolution to End U.S. Support for War in Yemen
    — Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8] on Apr 4, 2019

Finkenauer, Curtis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Jumpstart Economic Development in Rural America
    — Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA1] (Sponsor) on Jan 10, 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.

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H.R. 246 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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