Week Ahead for the Committee: June 17-21
During National Small Business Week, Committee to Hold Hearings on American Manufacturing, New Energy Paradigm
The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of June 17, 2013:
On Wednesday, June 19, at 1:00 p.m., the House Small Business Committee will conduct a hearing titled Made in the USA: Stories of American Manufacturers. The purpose of the hearing is to highlight the reemergence and accomplishments of small American manufacturers.
“National Small Business Week is a great time to celebrate the important role small businesses play in our economy and in our communities,” said Chairman Graves. “Manufacturing remains a very important part of our economy, directly supporting 11 million American jobs. While manufacturing has seen a resurgence over the past several years, according to the National Association of Manufactures two out of three manufactures identify the current business climate as unfavorable due to our tax and regulatory environment. With a less burdensome business climate, manufacturers can create even more good paying American jobs.”
On Thursday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m., the Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, under the chairmanship of Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), will conduct a hearing titled The New Domestic Energy Paradigm: Potential Benefits for Small Businesses and the Economy. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the economic benefits of increased oil and natural gas to the United States, with a special emphasis on how these benefits could accrue to small businesses.
“Recent changes in technology and market fundamentals have greatly increased the oil and natural gas production potential of the United States,” said Subcommittee Chairman Tipton. “In addition to reducing imports, the responsible development of these resources will provide a reliable and affordable source of energy that will help generate millions of jobs outside of the oil and gas sector, especially among small businesses. Increased domestic oil and natural gas production is a critical component of an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that not only promotes energy independence, but will make American small businesses more competitive in the global marketplace.”
Watch both hearings live HERE.
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EDT