Buffalo News, By: Jere Glover

The hopes of thousands of small businesses are riding on a Senate alternative spearheaded by Sen. John Kerry. Kerry’s bill, approved last month by the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and expected to pass easily in the Senate, would preserve many of the program’s safeguards while giving larger firms more controlled access to its funds.

Kerry’s bill won’t mollify both sides, but compromises rarely do. House member should re-examine their prior action on Velazquez’s ill-conceived bill and embrace Kerry’s sensible alternative. Small businesses face enough difficulties in the current economic climate without having to share their small piece of the federal pie with bigger, stronger competitors.

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