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Graves Announces Committee Schedule for Week of March 4

Washington, Mar 1 -



Committee to Hold Hearings on Implementation of Health Care Law and Challenges Facing Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

The Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of March 4, 2013:

On Wednesday, March 6th, at 1:00 p.m. the Committee will conduct a hearing titled The Health Care Law: Implementation and Small Businesses. The hearing will take place in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

“Small businesses are grappling with the major effort of complying with the health care law, and Congress should do everything possible to ease this burden,” said Chairman Graves. “Many small business owners do not readily have the time, expertise or personnel to handle these new requirements. This Committee is dedicated to helping small businesses overcome these difficulties.”

On Thursday, March 7th, at 10:00 a.m. the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, under the chairmanship of Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), will conduct a joint hearing titled Consistently Inconsistent: Challenges for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. The hearing will take place in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Subcommittees will meet to examine challenges facing small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans seeking federal contracts using both the Small Business Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs contracting programs. Specifically, the Subcommittees will hear testimony regarding the statutory, regulatory and interpretive differences in the two programs and how these differences affect veterans. Additionally, the Subcommittees will look at how effectively the programs operate, and explore ways to improve the efficiencies of the programs. 

Event Details:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m. EST
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
Small Business Committee
The Health Care Law: Implementation and Small Businesses

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EST
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Consistently Inconsistent: Challenges for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

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