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Lending a Hand?

Small-business contracting post-Katrina sparks debate.

This story appears in the April 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The massive post-Katrina rebuilding effort has re-ignited anongoing complaint among entrepreneurs-small companies do not get afair share of federal contracts. Entrepreneur grilledcongresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and congressman RickRenzi (R-AZ), our "Point/Counterpoint" team, about whatcould be done to help entrepreneurs win more contracts.

Entrepreneur: Have the Bush Administration and the SBAcommitted to fulfilling small-business set aside goals forgovernment contracts?

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