Legislative and Regulatory Issues

WCOE Works to Change to MBE/WBE Program in Chicago, IL

From the Office of Raul Emanuel, Mayor, Chicago, IL

WCOE signs letter in support of Snowe/Landrieu amendment, S.Amdt. 3218

WCOE has joined other organizations in signing a letter toSenators and Representatives on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2013 Conference Committee:

We are writing to ask you to keep the Snowe/Landrieu amendment, S.Amdt. 3218, adopted in the Senate version of the NDAA, which lifts the award caps that are currently imposed on the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program.

DOT Proposed DBE Program Changes

Summary of Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Program Implementation Modifications


Docket Number: OST-2012-0147

DoT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Program Implementation Modifications

Department of Transportation

Office of the Secretary

49 CFR Part 26
[Docket No. OST–2012–0147] RIN 2105–AE08

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Program Implementation Modifications

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OST), DOT.
ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). 

The Fiscal Cliff

The economy faces an impending fiscal cliff at year end. This includes tax hikes and arbitrary reductions in outlays as detailed below.

August Recess Action Plan – Engage Your Legislators

August 6th through September 7th

As August nears, Congress is preparing to return to their states and districts for their August District Work Period. WCOE has prepared an August Recess Action Plan to mobilize members to engage their legislators while they are at home.

A Comparison of Tax Plans Currently Being Discussed in Congress July 2012

As the White House and Congress shift into campaign mode, the looming expiration of various tax cuts and credits has come to the forefront of legislative and political agendas. Notably, it is the expiration of the “Bush Tax Cuts” that have dominated political discussion, and by extension, the media and general public attention. These Acts were re‐authorized by Congress in 2010 via the “Job Creation Act,” and were specifically designed to “sunset” at the end of 2012.

Government-wide performance, FY11 Small Business Procurement Scorecard

FPDS-NG Prime Contracting Data as of Apr. 27, 2012
eSRS Subcontracting Data as of Apr. 27, 2012

Score: B (96.16%)



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