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SSTI, 100+ organizations ask Congress to reauthorize SBIR/STTR

February 03, 2022
By: Jason Rittenberg

SSTI and the Small Business Technology Council circulated a letter to Congress calling for reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The letter has been signed by more than 100 organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Angel Capital Association, Association of University Research Parks and dozens of SSTI members. Without congressional action, the programs will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Read the letter to congressional leadership.

Earlier this week, House small business Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez introduced an amendment to the House COMPETES bill that would reauthorize SBIR/STTR and all current pilot authorities. That amendment is included in a bloc of amendments that is expected to receive a vote on the floor as soon as today.

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