Hearings

Full Committee

Across Town, Across Oceans: Expanding the Role of Small Business in Global Commerce

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. the Committee on Small Business  held a hearing titled,  Across Town, Across Oceans: Expanding the Role of Small Business in Global Commerce. ‚Äč The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will be webstreamed live HERE.

The purpose of the hearing was examine vital ongoing trade negotiations, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA), and the impact of U.S. trade policy on small businesses.


Opening Statement:

  • Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
  • Witnesses and Testimony: 

  •  Mr. Brian Bieron, Executive Director, eBay Global Public Policy Lab, Washington, DC.
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  •  Mr. Dyke Messinger, President, Power Curbers, Inc., Salisbury, NC. (Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers)
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  •  Mr. Michael Stanek, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Berea, OH. (Testifying on behalf of the National Small Business Association and the Small Business Exporters Association)
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  •  Mr. Timothy Brightbill, Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP, Washington, DC.
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    Additional Items:

  • Hearing Notice
  • Witness List
  • Hearing Memo
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