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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy Apr. 4

Mark Marich

SBA programs get an examination during a Senate hearing, while several hearings are on tap on the House side, including the second in a series for the House Committee on Small Business regarding reauthorization of SBIR and STTR.

SENATE

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An Examination of SBA Programs: Eliminating Inefficiencies, Duplications, Fraud and Abuse
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
428-A Russell Senate Office Building
Thursday, April 7
10:00 am

HOUSE

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Streamlining Federal Education and Workforce Programs: A look at the GAO Report on Government Waste
House Committee on Education & the Workforce
2175 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 6
10:00 am

    Witness:
  • Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States

Help Wanted: How Passing Free Trade Agreements Will Help Small Businesses Create New Jobs
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 6
1:00 pm

    Witnesses:
  • Mr. Bill Patterson, Founder and Chief Engineer, TEI Rock Drills
  • Mr. Phillip Wise, Owner and Operator, Wise Family Farm Representing the National Pork Producers Council
  • Mr. Jason W. Speer, Vice-President, Quality Float Works, Inc. Representing the United States Chamber of Commerce

Assessing the Impact of Greenhouse Gas Regulations on Small Business
House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
2154 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 6
1:30 pm

    Witnesses:
  • Keith Holman, Deputy Executive Director, National Lime Association
  • Joe Rajkovacz, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
  • David Kruetzer, Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change, The Heritage Foundation
  • Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Claudia Rayford, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration

Promoting Investment and Protecting Commerce Online: Legitimate Sites v. Parasites, Part II
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet
Wednesday, April 6
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
10:45 a.m.

The Creating Jobs Through Small Business Innovation Act of 2011
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, April 7
10:00 am

    Witnesses:
  • Glenn Norem, Executive Chairman, Totus Lighting Solutions, Inc in Lakeway, TX
  • Dr. Terry Brewer, President, Brewer Science, Inc in Rolla, MO

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