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Passed Senate without amendment (05/09/2001)

States that the Small Business Administration (SBA) should continue to be the leading advocate in the Federal Government for small businesses.

Urges the President to: (1) strengthen and expand assistance to small businesses through Federal programs, including Federal contracts, guaranteed loans, special programs in economically distressed areas, and management assistance programs such as the Service Corps of Retired Executives and the Small Business Development Center and Women's Business Center programs; (2) adopt a policy to achieve the applicable Federal procurement goals for small businesses, including such goals for women-owned businesses, HUBZone businesses, socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, and businesses owned by service-disabled veterans; (3) hold the head of each Federal department and agency accountable in ensuring that such goals are achieved; and (4) direct such heads to comply fully with requirements of the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Act and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

States that the SBA Administrator should have an active role as a member of the President's Cabinet and the Domestic and National Economic Policy Councils.