Rep. Williams Introduces Legislation to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Roger Williams (TX-25) introduced bipartisan legislation to codify the Boots to Business (B2B) program that helps transitioning service members to start and grow businesses. The B2B program is offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP).
“Honorable men and women who served their country deserve to be equipped with the training and expertise to make a successful career transition from the military,” said Congressman Williams. “It is important that veterans continue to have the opportunity to participate in the B2B program and pursue their business and entrepreneurial goals. This program offers critical courses that provide deep insight into starting and running a business. I am honored to lead this effort with Congressman Schneider to ensure veterans can successfully transition from the battle field to the business world.”
“Our veterans served our country with honor, and they deserve our support as they transition from military to civilian life,” said Congressman Schneider. “Many of the leadership, problem solving, and communications skills learned in the armed forces translate well to entrepreneurial and business success. The Boots to Business program does crucial work helping veterans start and grow businesses, and I’m proud to work with my colleague Congressman Roger Williams on this bipartisan effort to ensure this program can continue serving veterans in our communities.”
Congressman Roger Williams represents the 25th Congressional District of Texas and serves as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and as Vice-Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee.