Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
The amendment was sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) and Senator Olympia Snow (R-Maine) as a response to an earlier May 2009 ruling by the Government Accountability Office (GOA),which held that HUBZone companies had to be considered before other types of businesses when conducting set-aside procurement.
Specifically, the Senate measure alters the language of Small Business Act 15 U.S.C. 657a(b)(2)(B) from "shall" to "may".
What's next for the amendment to HUBZone law? Considering the House version of the bill didn't make the "shall" to "may" language shift, legislators will have to decide on the final language of the bill before it is sent to President Obama for final review and approval.