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House Proceeding 10-30-07 on Oct 30th, 2007 :: 0:53:32 to 0:59:18
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for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the opponent and an the proponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to demand for division of the question

Dennis A. Cardoza

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Dennis A. Cardoza: in the committee or in the committee of the whole. at the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment, the committee shall rise and report the bill to the house with such amendments as may

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Speech By: Dennis A. Cardoza

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Dennis A. Cardoza: have been adopted. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without

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Dennis A. Cardoza: instructions. section 2. during consideration in the house of h.r. 3867, pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the chair may postpone further consideration

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Dennis A. Cardoza: of the bill to such time as may be designate ed by the speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for one hour. >> thank you, mr. speaker. for the purposes of debate

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Dennis A. Cardoza: only i yield the customary 30 minutes to mr. diaz-balart. i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks on house resolution 773.

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Dennis A. Cardoza: the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cardoza: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman' s recognized. mr. cardoza: madam speaker, house resolution

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Dennis A. Cardoza: 773 provides for the consideration of h.r. h.r. 3867, the small business contracting program improvements act under a structured rule. as the clerk reported, the rule provides one hour of general

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0:54:59 to 0:55:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the committee on small business. the rule waives all points of order of order against consideration of the bill except for clause

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Dennis A. Cardoza: 9 and 10 of rule 21. 10 10 amendments that were submit submitted to the rules committee for consideration were made in order, all four republican amendments that were submitted and six democratic

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Dennis A. Cardoza: amendments that were submitted were all made in order. finally, the rule provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions. madam speaker, through a series of laws and procurement requirements,

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Dennis A. Cardoza: congress established a benchmark for the s.b.a. to give small businesses every opportunity to compete fairly for the award ever of federal contracts. despite a clear mandate that's been in existence for

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Dennis A. Cardoza: more than 50 years, small businesses have not received their fair share of federal government contracts. this is especially true regard regarding the service-disabled veterans, men and women in minority-owned

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Dennis A. Cardoza: businesses. in 2006 alone, the federal government spent over over $417 billion on goods and services, but small businesses have not -- have been continuous continuously losing out on contracting opportunities.

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Dennis A. Cardoza: this is a tragedy. small businesses are the engine of our economy. in and securing a federal contract is a major financial boon for these entrepreneurs, especially veterans, women, and businesses

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Dennis A. Cardoza: in low-income areas. we cannot afford our budding entrepreneurs to be shut out of what should be an open market and be denied opportunities to succeed. not when their existence is so vital to our economy,

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Dennis A. Cardoza: especially especially. madam speaker, h.r. 3867 takes several critical steps to assist small businesses' participation in federal procurement by update updating and expanding the s. s.b.a.'s procurement programs.

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Dennis A. Cardoza: first it improves contracting opportunities for service se service-disabled veteran businesses. today only .87% of federal contracts are granted to service service-disabled veteran businesses, a far cry from the

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Dennis A. Cardoza: 3% goal that was enacted in 1999. h.r. 3867 gives service-disabled veteran businesses priority for federal contracts, providing more opportunities for our nation's veterans to become successful entrepreneurs.

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Dennis A. Cardoza: it also codifies president bush bush's executive order directing agencies toen provide veterans re resources and assistance they need to participate in federal contracting processes. second, h.r.

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Dennis A. Cardoza: 3867 aids women women-owned businesses with federal procurement processes. the women's procurement program was enacted seven years ago to increase the number of contracts awarded to businesses owned

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Dennis A. Cardoza: by women. however, the s.b.a. has been dragging its feet in implement implementing the program, cost costing women tens of thousands of blions of dollars in lost contracting opportunities. h.r. 3867 fully

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Dennis A. Cardoza: implement implements the women's procurement program, giving women-owned businesses greater access to the federal marketplace. the bill also takes the first step in modernize ing the 8-a program, which helps

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Dennis A. Cardoza: minority own businesses secure federal contracts but has not been updated in over 20 years. the bill updates the 8-a program to reflect today's economy so that minority-owned businesses have time to grow

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Dennis A. Cardoza: and graduate from the initiative. finally, h.r. 3867 continues the democrats' commitment to combined combine combining fraud -- excuse me, to combatting fraud and reduce ing -- and -- and eliminating

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Dennis A. Cardoza: wasting taxpayers' dollars. it enhances standards to ensure that taxpayer dollars only go to reputable individuals. it promotes self-policing to allow small businesses to challenge individual

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Dennis A. Cardoza: program awards. it protects disabled veterans by penalizing firms that falsely represent themselves as service disabled veterans businesses. and it requires onsite reviews by personnel before

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the hub zones are rewarded. the bill before us today, h.r. 3867, has extremely bipartisan support. it passed the small business committe e by a vote of 21-4. among other organizations, it's

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