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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today applauded the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee's passage of his Simplifying Subcontracting Act. The legislation would reduce complexity in federal government contracting in order to help small businesses and entrepreneurs pursue contracts.

“Today’s committee passage of my Simplifying Subcontracting Act puts Idaho small businesses one step closer to better compete for federal contracts,” said Risch. “The complex language of these contracts previously hindered participation. Small businesses deserve a seat at the table, and I’m proud to make federal contracts more accessible for them.”

The Simplifying Subcontracting Act, true to its name, is a simple, one-page bill that would require the federal government to similarly operate in simple terms when it engages in subcontracting work with small businesses. This legislation mirrors the Plain Writing Act of 2010.