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The Shutdown: Economic Impact on Small Businesses

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 11:00 AM Washington
The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “The Shutdown: Economic Impact on Small Businesses.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
A properly functioning government is critical to the success of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, the Small Business Administration (SBA) was caught in the crosshairs of the recent government shutdown, along with other critical agencies. When SBA stopped approving loans and ceased regular operations, the consequences were felt by small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the economy. The purpose of this hearing is for Members to hear firsthand how the recent shutdown has impacted small firms, small business lending, government contracts, and the overall economy.
Hearing Notice

Hearing Memo 


Dr. Matthew D. Shapiro
Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics
University of Michigan - Department of Economics
Ann Arbor, MI

Mr. Bill Butcher 
Port City Brewing Company 
Alexandria, VA 

Ms. Heidi Gerding
CEO HeiTech Services, Inc. 
Landover, MD 

Mr. Charles Rowe
President & CEO
America’s Small Business Development Centers
Arlington, VA 

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