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SBIR Insider Alert
May 22, 2011

Dear SBIR Insider,

IMPORTANT NEWS! - We have just learned that the House will be voting (probably Tuesday) on the Senate's SBIR Continuing Resolution (S.990), to extend the SBIR/STTR/CPP programs "as is", for 1 year, expiring May 31, 2012.

The bill should be brought up under suspension and may be subject to voice vote. If anyone requests a recorded vote from the floor of the House (and I greatly suspect that Nydia Velasquez will), a two-thirds majority will be required to pass the bill. Every vote counts!

If you want to keep SBIR/STTR/CPP going, I urge you to call your Representative's Washington DC office, ask to speak to their small business legislative assistant (LA), and urge them to pass the S.990 CR in it's current 1 year form. Stress the importance of this program to your company and jobs. If the LA isn't available, leave a voice mail.

You can call the U.S. Capital switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Representative's office. If you are not sure who your representative is, they can find it for you by zip code.

In a response to our last Insider, Roland Tibbetts, the father of the SBIR program said, that a one year CR should provide the time for the congress to do a proper SBIR reauthorization. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize that the last eleven short term CRs, have not (my comment not Roland's).

If a recorded vote is called for, we will provide you with a full roll call report of who voted against your program.

The ball is in your court. I'll let you know how things go.



Rick Shindell
SBIR Gateway
Zyn Systems
40 Alderwood Dr.
Sequim, WA 98382
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