Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) has introduced S. 3165, a bill to reauthorize the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise. This Committee was created by an Executive Order in 1979, and played a vital role in monitoring, coordinating, and promoting programs within federal agencies that support and strengthen women’s business ownership. By reauthorizing this Committee, which has been defunct, it will renew focus on the importance of women in business and encourage key departments and agencies to continue to provide women in business access to technical assistance, government contracts, financial support via grant and loan programs, and business training.
WIPP has submitted a letter of support for Senator Heitkamp’s legislation reauthorizing this Committee.
To learn more, take a look at the Executive Order establishing the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise.