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The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: Status Update from the Administration

The Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled “The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: Status Update from the Administration.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM (EST) on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and will take place in room 2118 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members who wish to participate remotely may do so via Cisco Webex, information to be provided separately.

The hearing will allow Members an opportunity to hear from Mr. James Rivera, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Associate Administrator for the Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA). Mr. Rivera is responsible for the implementation of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, and the hearing will explore the challenges SBA has faced in ramping up the EIDL program to deal with the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), what steps SBA must take to better meet the needs of small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19, and what policy changes Congress could make to improve delivery of the program.

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Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Mr. James Rivera
Associate Administrator
Office of Disaster Assistance
Small Business Administration
Washington, DC

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