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ADVISORY: Committee To Hold Hearings With EPA Deputy Administrator And On The Use Of Telemedicine By Small Medical Practices
July 25, 2014
Week Ahead for the Committee: July 28-August 1 Committee To Hold Hearings With EPA Deputy Administrator And On The Use Of Telemedicine By Small Medical Practices WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of July 28, 2014: On Wednesday, July 30, at 1:00 p.m., the Committee will conduct a hearing titled "Regulatory Overreach: Is EPA Meeting Its Small Business Obligations?” The hearing will focus on the proposed... More
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Small Agriculture Businesses Advocate For New SBA Size Standard
July 24, 2014
The Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, under the chairmanship of Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), today held a hearing to examine the small business size standard for agricultural businesses. The purpose of the hearing was to determine whether the current standard accurately reflects the structural and economic realities of modern small agriculture production operations and evaluate whether it should be changed to better fit today’s industry and increase participation in fede... More
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Committee Examines Reforms to SBIR/STTR Programs
July 23, 2014
The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the progress of recent programmatic changes to both the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Under Chairman Graves’ leadership, Congress reauthorized the programs three years ago along with requirements that the agencies implement various reforms that will help spur wider participation from small firms and more effective commercializati... More
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Committee Examines Onerous Licensing Barriers for Entrepreneurs
July 16, 2014
The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the barriers that certain state licensing requirements impose on entrepreneurs and individuals seeking economic opportunity, and how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can utilize advocacy and enforcement of federal anti-trust laws to prohibit anticompetitive regulations. On March 26, 2014, the Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce held a hearing with testimony from entrepreneurs who enco... More
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Small Contractors Slam The SBA For Inactivity On Reform Implementation
July 15, 2014
The Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), today held a hearing to examine the slow implementation of the numerous small business procurement reforms included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013. The law was signed by the President on January 3, 2013, yet the regulatory promulgation process has not begun yet. The reforms make various changes to procurement law that help small businesses comp... More
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