Hearings

Expediting Economic Growth: How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses





The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Expediting Economic Growth:  How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Currently, small businesses must comply with many overlapping layers of federal permits. Obtaining all of the correct permits requires successful navigation through a complex regulatory system of federal laws and regulations and takes a significant amount of time and money. The hearing will examine how federal permitting requirements burden small businesses and ways to streamline the permitting process. 

Attachments:

1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Memo
4. Opening Statement 

Witness List (subject to change): 

Mr. Philip K. Howard
Senior Counsel
Covington & Burling LLP
New York, NY
*Testifying on behalf of Common Good
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Louis A. Griesemer
President
Springfield Underground, Inc.
Springfield, MO
*Testifying on behalf of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Mark Hayden
General Manager
Missoula Electric Cooperative
Missoula, MT
Testimony
Disclosure

Ms. Margot Dorfman
CEO
U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC
Testimony
Disclosure