Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce

May 23, 2013
Building America: Challenges for Small Construction Contractors

On Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., the Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, Building America: Challenges for Small Construction Contractors. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to examine barriers to the maximum practicable utilization of small business construction and A & E contractors.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY)

Witnesses and Testimony:

Panel 1

  • Mark McCallum, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Washington, DC
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  • Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr. Senior Partner, Smith, Currie and Hancock, Atlanta, GA
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  • Helene Combs Dreiling, First Vice President, The American Institute of Architects, Roanoke, VA
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  • Felicia James, President, Primestar Construction, Dalllas, TX
    • Panel 2

    • James C. Dalton, Chief of the Engineering and Construction Division, Directorate of Civil Works, Headquarters, United States Army Corp of Engineers, Washington, DC
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    • Jeanne Hulit, Associate Administrator for Capital Access, United States Small Business Administration, Washington, DC
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