June Conference offers Small Businesses Resources to get Federal R&D Work

The National SBIR/STTR Conference and the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held in parallel with the 17th annual TechConnect World Conference, at the Gaylord Convention Center, June 14-17, 2015.

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Don Beyer’s First Bill Passes

U.S. Representative Don Beyer’s Science Prize Competition Act, H.R. 1162, passed the House with bipartisan support last night. The bill will encourage federal agencies to use prize competitions to incentivize innovative scientific research and development

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Rep. Don Beyer introduced the Gender Diversity Investment Act

Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) began an initiative to promote women’s economic empowerment by introducing a bill Tuesday to encourage federal employees to invest in businesses with women in leadership positions.

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Don discusses raising minimum wage and ending racial profiling at Nauck Civic Association monthly meeting at Drew Model School in Arlington

“I am sensitive to issues within Nauck community,” said Beyer as he addressed the community members in attendance. He was recently appointed to the Joint Economic Committee where one of his first projects is a report on the Economic Challenges Facing African-Americans. The average net worth of white families is 13 times that of black families. Additionally, black families are three times more likely than white families to live in poverty. These are just a few of the statistics the study revealed. Beyer also discussed bills he is currently co-sponsoring including raising minimum wage and ending racial profiling in America. In addition, he supports a bi-partisan bill with emphasis on apprenticeship programs for high school students and is looking at a bill requiring one-year of community service for students in exchange for one free year of college tuition.

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