Boston Business Journal, By: Kent Hoover

Women business owners hope Congress will block a new procurement program that they say falls far short of what is needed to give women their fair share of federal contracts.

"We're working hard to prevent that procurement rule from being finalized," Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., told women business owners at a Sept. 9 roundtable discussion held by the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

"This proposed rule is an affront to the hard-working women business owners who need nothing more than a chance to show their worth," said Kerry, who chairs the committee. 

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