September 24, 2021

Neguse Passes Amendment to Encourage Diversity in Military Contracts

Washington, D.C.—Last night, Congressman Joe Neguse passed a proposal through the U.S. House of Representatives that would encourage the Department of Defense (DOD) to more frequently contract with women-owned, minority-owned, and small disadvantaged businesses.

“By encouraging the Department of Defense to more frequently contract with small and minority-owned businesses, we can help level the playing field and ensure that qualified contractors of all identities are not left out,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “This proposal will help revitalize communities that are disproportionately struggling to recover from the pandemic—it will help us build back better.”

Congressman Neguse has been a firm supporter of supporting diversity in all sectors of the U.S. economy and extending opportunities to marginalized communities since he entered office in 2018. In June of this year, he introduced a bipartisan bill to increase federal resources for underserved small businesses and promote a diversity of identities among fund managers.