WIPP has 6 standing Legislative Issue Committees. Keeping in line with WIPP’s priorities and legislative focus, some committees are currently more active than others because of the current Congressional agenda and members’ priorities.While some committees communicate on a more regular basis, all committees are important and offer a vehicle to filter information to our members in different issue areas, as well as offer a way for WIPP members to communicate issues they would like WIPP to consider as part of the agenda.
Advise, advocate, and promote access to capital for women business owners by addressing issues such as the SBA lending program and tax incentives for businesses who contract with women-owned businesses, and the private sector.
Advise and advocate on legislative and regulatory energy and environmental issues such as energy supply reliability, green business and product life-cycle assessment/analysis, alternative energy sources and environmental protections/regulations.
Advise and advocate on legislative and regulatory proposals such as tax credits for the uninsured, Association Health Plans, medical liability reform and solutions for affordable health care for small businesses. The Healthcare Committee also identifies issue areas that WIPP members identify as vital to the improvement of the healthcare system and identifies strategies to address those issues.
Advise and advocate on legislative and regulatory procurement issues. Work with agencies to ensure fair treatment relating to government contracts for small and women-owned businesses, specifically the unbundling of federal contracts and effective subcontracting plans.
Advise and advocate on regulatory and legislative issues relating to telecommunications and technology such as competition in the marketplace, internet taxation, technology transfer and technology specific initiatives affecting women business owners.