U. S. House Committee on Small Business Hearing: The Role of the SBA’s 8(a) Program in Enhancing Economic Opportunities.

When:
September 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am
2019-09-18T11:30:00-05:00
2019-09-18T11:45:00-05:00
Where:
Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building
Washington
DC
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Committee on Small Business
(202) 225-4038

MN02 Representative, Angie Craig, is a member of the Committee on Small Business. Contact her at (202) 225-2271 or (651) 846-2120.

Hearing Website

 

The SBA’s 8(a) program was designed as a business development program to help disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace. The program helps thousands of small businesses start and grow by competing for government contracts and in doing so, assists local communities. Nevertheless, the program has faced several challenges throughout the years. The hearing will examine how the program operates, the benefits to entrepreneurs and communities, and steps Congress can take to improve the effectiveness and oversight of the program.


Witnesses

Mr. Ralph C. Thomas III
Executive Director Emeritus & Representative of the National Association of Minority Contractors
(NAMC)
Lawyer
Law Offices of Ralph C. Thomas III PLLC
Washington, DC

Ms. Dottie Li
Founder and CEO
TransPacific Communications
Cheverly, MD

Mr. Clarence McAllister
CEO
Fortis Networks
Phoenix, AZ

Ms. Rebecca Askew
CEO & General Counsel
Circuit Media LLC
Denver, CO

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

NOTE: Bills assigned to the Small Business Committee.

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