WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078, the Prison to Proprietorship Act, which was reported out of the Small Business Committee.
Following House passage of the bill, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) said, “We heard powerful testimony before the Committee about how entrepreneurship helps the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated reacclimate to society and get their lives back on track. This legislation provides a pathway for those incarcerated in federal prisons to be successful, contributing members of society. I’d like to thank Chairwoman Velázquez for her leadership in passing this legislation.”
H.R. 5078, the Prison to Proprietorship Act – introduced by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
H.R. 5078 provides re-entry entrepreneurship counseling and training services for qualified, non-violent and soon to be released incarcerated individuals.