Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

If You Build It: The Keystone XL Pipeline and Small Business Job Growth
On Thursday May 16 2013, at 10:00 A.M., the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade held a hearing titled,  If You Build It: Keystone XL Pipeline and Small Business Job Growth. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to review economic benefits to small businesses and rural communities where construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will take place.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Mr. Brent Booker, Secretary Treasurer, Building and Construction Trades Department, Department, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC


  • Mr. Peter Bowe, President and CEO, Ellicott Dredges, Baltimore, MD
  • Mr. Mat Brainerd, President, Brainerd Chemical Company, Tulsa, OK

  • Dr. Christopher R. Knittel, William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    Additional Items:  

  • Hearing Notice
  • Witness List
  • Hearing Memo
  • Press Release
  • Hearing Video