Bill Sponsored by Duckworth, Durbin to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs Signed Into Law


Published on January 4 2019 3:11 pm
Last Updated on January 4 2019 3:12 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Kennedy (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to help Veteran entrepreneurs grow their small businesses, create jobs and expand economic opportunity is now law after being signed by the President.


The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act, legislation that overwhelmingly passed both the Senate and the House in December, would allow Veteran small business owners to acquire equipment and personal property that the federal government no longer has a use for by adding Veterans to the list of eligible recipients for federal surplus personal property, which already includes women and minority small business owners as well as Veterans Service Organizations.

This is the third standalone bill introduced by Senator Duckworth that became law in the 115th Congress.