April 2008

Date Title
4/10/08 Letter to Sec. Gates seeking an explanation of how AEY Inc. - accused of selling faulty arms to troops - was erroneously labeled a Small Disadvantaged Business. Files
4/10/08 Letter to Sec. Rice concerning the State Department's labelling of AEY Inc. as a Small Disadvantaged Business. Files
4/10/08 Letter to Administrator Preston expressing concern about the SBA's oversight of contracting programs after AEY Inc. was erroneously labelled a Small Disadvantaged Business. Files
4/10/08 Kerry Investigates Contracts Awarded to Firm that Supplied Faulty Arms to Troops
4/7/08 Calling on the Bush Administration to protect taxpayer investments in government-backed small business loans and reinstate a program that uses lenders to recoup losses from defaulted loans. Files
4/7/08 Kerry: Bush Administration Failing to Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars

March 2008

Date Title
3/31/08 Expanding upon and clarifying objections to proposed Women's procurement and federal contracting rules, in response to a number of complaints and comments from women affected by the Set-Aside Program. Files
3/31/08 Expressing support and presenting questions concerning the launch of a pilot of the Emerging 200 program, which will provide targetted training and funds for emerging companies. Files
3/27/08 Kerry on SBA's Inner City Business Initiative in Boston
3/14/08 Democrats Secure $100 Million Increase for Small Business Assistance in Budget
3/5/08 Closed White House Meeting on Small Business Economy: Too Little, Too Late
3/4/08 Sen. Kerry clarifies Congressional intent concerning the funding of the Energy Efficiency and Veteran Assistance and Service programs of Small Business Development Centers. Files
3/4/08 Committee Announces Investigation of Veterans Business Center Funding Management

February 2008

Date Title
2/28/08 Kerry Presses Administration to Implement Veterans Program Signed into Law
2/27/08 Sen. Kerry and Rep. Tsongas express concern about the SBA's rejection of the loan applications of 6 victims of the January fire in Lawrence, MA. Files
2/27/08 Bush Budget Doesn't Reflect Economic Realities for Small Firms
2/27/08 Kerry, Tsongas Advocate for Fire Victims
2/22/08 Views and Estimates Letter on SBA's FY 2009 Budget. Files
2/15/08 Veteran, Reservist Small Business Bill Signed into Law
2/15/08 Kerry Veteran, Reservist Bill Signed Into Law
2/13/08 Calling on the Bush Administration to outline the steps it will take to help small businesses facing a contracting credit market. Files
2/13/08 Kerry Calls on Administration to Make Capital Access Easier for Small Businesses
2/12/08 Endorsing recommendations made in an independent audit to improve the deficient information technology security controls at the SBA. Files
2/11/08 Expressing concern that the National Veteran's Business Development Corporation has not yet made a decision concerning its FY '08 grant program, resulting in reduced services at veterans centers. Files
2/7/08 Kerry Bill Would Ease Small Business Credit Crunch