On Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00am EDT, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC) will hold a hearing entitled, “Beyond the Bench: Ramifications of the Supreme Court Kingdomware Decision.”

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a unanimous decision ruling that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is obligated to administer contracts to veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) when there is an anticipation that two or more businesses will submit bids for the contract, also known as the “Rule of Two.” Considered a big win for VOSB’s, the decision mandates that qualified VA contracts must first be offered to a VOSB. During Thursday’s hearing, Committee Members will hear testimony from the Federal Agencies involved, Kingdomware Technology representatives and experts with insight on the SCOTUS’s decision.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
“Beyond the Bench: Ramifications of the Supreme Court Kingdomware Decision.”
10:00 AM EDT
428A Russell Senate Office Building

Invited witnesses to the hearing include:

  • Mr. Thomas J. Leney, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Mr. A. John Shoraka, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Government Contracting and Business Development
  • Ms. LaTonya Barton, Kingdomware Technologies, Inc.
  • Mr. Michael Phipps, Millennium Group Int’l, LLC
  • Mr. Jonathan T. Williams, Piliero Mazza

The hearing and business meeting will be livestreamed here.