IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 27, 2019
Mr. Barrasso introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the FAST Act to allow States to include information on small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans in reporting under the disadvantaged business enterprises program of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Veterans Enhancing Transportation Act.
Disadvantaged business enterprises
Section 1101(b)(6) of the FAST Act (23 U.S.C. 101 note; Public Law 114–94) is amended—
in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting
by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively, and indenting appropriately;
in the matter preceding clause (i) (as so redesignated), by striking
The Secretary shall establish and inserting the following: “The Secretary shall—
by adding at the end the following:
allow State governments to include in reporting described in subparagraph (A) information concerning small business concerns that are owned and controlled by veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code) that are not socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.