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House Democrats cheered the publication of federal contracting data broken down by race and ethnicity from the Small Business Administration.

Democrats hail SBA move to publish complete federal contracting data

First in The Vault: House Democrats cheered the publication of federal contracting data broken down by race and ethnicity from the Small Business Administration.

As we reported back in April, more than 40 lawmakers led by Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) called on the SBA to publish a demographic breakdown for the entire federal government’s contracting totals.

The SBA followed through on that this week. In a statement to Punchbowl News, Lee hailed the move as “welcome news” that “will help lawmakers and policymakers to better understand the inequities that exist in federal contracting.”

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