Thursday, April 18, 2024

USHCC Reaffirms Need for Comprehensive and Substantive Federal Contracting Reform

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce released the following statement today:

Washington, DC – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the national advocate for nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses, reaffirms its longstanding commitment to comprehensive and substantive federal contracting reform. Today, an obscure organization criticized the USHCC and Representative Nydia Velázquez, Chairwoman of the Committee on Small Business of the U.S. House of Representatives, on the commitment to such reform.

“Chairwoman Velazquez has been on the frontlines of reforming the federal marketplace to drive out practices like contract bundling, fraud in size standards, awards of small business contracts to large businesses, and huge no-bid Halliburton- style contracts. To attack the principal champion of reform is plain silly,” said David C. Lizárraga, Chairman of the USHCC.

“The USHCC believes in real solutions to the problems small businesses face in the federal marketplace. Chairwoman Velazquez had our support on contracting reform in the 110th Congress, and we look forward to lending it again,” said Augustine Martinez, President & CEO of the USHCC.

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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce