Hearings

Full Committee

Putting Americans Back to Work: The State of the Small Business Economy
On Wednesday, February 16 at 1:00 pm, the House Small Business Committee held a full committee hearing entitled Putting Americans Back to Work: The State of the Small Business Economy.  The hearing took place in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

During the hearing, the Committee examined tax, regulatory and health care policies that are inhibiting small business job creation and economic growth.  The hearing set the stage for future Committee debates on the most pertinent obstacles that are impeding entrepreneurs’ ability to strengthen our economy and put Americans back to work. 

Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Terry Frank, Owner of Nature's Marketplace in Oak Ridge, TN
  • Dixie Kolditz, Owner of Open-Box Creations in Cathlament, WA
  • William Phelan, President and Co-Founder of PayNet, Inc. in Skokie, IL 
  • Bill Feinberg, President of Allied Kitchen and Bath in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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