Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) Urges Passing of The Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act and SDVOSB Act
Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors:
Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) sent letters to Senator John Defrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and New York State Senate Finance Committee ranking member, Liz Krueger, urging them to pass S6819, The Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act and S6818, The Service Connected Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act, both of which were introduced by Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I – Brooklyn) on Monday, March 26th, in Albany.
The purpose of these bills is to create the “Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act” to extend state benefits now offered to minority and women-owned business enterprises to honorably discharged veterans and service disabled veterans.
Significant numbers of American service men and women are now returning from military operations connected with the Global War on Terror in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world. Unfortunately, these service members have been removed from the workforce, their communities and their families during the course of these operations. When duty called, they put their careers and day-to-day lives on hold to protect our freedom. It is a moral imperative that the various levels of government do all that is within their power to honor these men and women for their dedicated service to our country.
One of the ways that New York State can meet this moral obligation is to assist veterans in the creation and establishment of their own businesses. This will not only assist veterans but also help New York’s economy by generating more economic activity that leads to prosperity and jobs. According to data Veteran Owned Business has obtained from the Small Business Administration veteran owned businesses in NY employed nearly seven and a half million people (7,462,672 to be exact) in 2007 and generated over $70 billion dollars in sales. (See more statistics and facts about veteran owned businesses)
One of the ways YOU can help meet this moral obligation to assist our veterans is to contact your representatives in the NY Congress and tell them why you support S6819/S6818 and The Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act. (Find your Senators and Congressmen here)
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