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Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act

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Mrs. McCASKILL. Madam President, today I voted in support of invoking cloture on Senate Amendment 2521 to S. 2237, offered by Senator Landrieu. I supported cloture on this substitute amendment because, overall, Senator Landrieu's legislation would help our Nation's small businesses grow and find new markets. However, I had some concerns with aspects of the legislation that would increase sole-source contracting. In general, we need to ensure that where noncompetitive contracting programs are authorized, they are narrow and fair. In light of the fact that cloture was not invoked on the amendment, I look forward to working with Senator Landrieu on her legislation in the future.


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