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The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: A View from Main Street

The Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled “The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: A View from Main Street.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 via Cisco Webex.

The Committee will meet to discuss the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. The program was made available to small business, independent contractors, and certain nonprofits as a way to provide financial assistance for harm caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The hearing will explore the benefits of the loans and grants available through the EIDL program and the challenges businesses face in applying and receiving funds. 

This hearing will take place remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast available at  The webcast will not be available until the hearing starts.

To watch the livestream, please click here. 

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 


Ms. Nancy Sexton
The Muse Rooms NoHo
Hollywood, CA

Mr. Jerome Whack

Christian Street Pharmacy
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Craig H. Gerstein
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Gerstein Eye Institute
Chicago, Il

Ms. Karen Kerrigan
President and Chief Executive Officer
SBE Council
Vienna, VA


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