Driving Equity: The U.S. Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, Remote Hearing Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, September 23, 2020 [open pdf - 722KB]
This is the September 23, 2020 hearing on "Driving Equity: The U.S. Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program," held before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the Background: "The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program was established to remedy discrimination against minority and women-owned businesses. The DBE program seeks to ensure those businesses are provided equal opportunities to compete for contracts assisted by certain DOT funds administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). [...] Though not codified like the airport programs, Congress has regularly reauthorized the DBE program for highways and transit in successive surface transportation bills, most recently with the enactment of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (P.L. [public law] 114-94). In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which aims to reauthorize the surface DBE program with some amendments." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Evalynn Williams, Geri E. Boyer, Mary T. Lerdahl, Ali Farad, Sandy-Michael E. McDonald, Sandra D. Norman, and Jon S. Wainwright.
H. Hrg. 116-64; House Hearing 116-64
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