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American Infrastructure and the Small Business Perspective

The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “American Infrastructure and the Small Business Perspective.”  The hearing, originally scheduled to begin at11:00 A.M., is now scheduled to begin at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Committee will examine the small business perspective of the development and use of our nation’s infrastructure.  In particular, the hearing will examine how surface transportation and access to broadband promote economic growth among small businesses.  The hearing will also explore some of the challenges that small businesses face without a robust infrastructure system. 

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

Ms. Marsia Geldert-Murphey
Chief Operating Officer
W. James Taylor, Inc.
Belleville, IL
* Testifying on behalf of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Mr. Bill Schmitz
Vice President, Sales and Quality Control
Gernatt Asphalt Company
Collins, NY
* Testifying on behalf of the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association

Mr. Kevin Beyer
General Manager
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company and Federated Telephone Cooperative
Chokio, MN
* Testifying on behalf of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association

Mr. Bob Dagostino
President and CEO
Dagostino Electronic Services, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
* Testifying on behalf of the National Electrical Contractors Association