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The 8(a) Program: Overview and Next Steps to Promote Small Business Success

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “The 8(a) Program: Overview and Next Steps to Promote Small Business Success.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via Zoom. 

The SBA’s 8(a) Program is a business development program that helps disadvantaged small businesses better compete in the American economy. The hearing will examine how the program currently works as well as the resources it provides to small businesses. Members will have an opportunity to hear from stakeholders about ways to modernize the program and improve its effectiveness.

To view a livestream of the hearing, click here

Hearing Notice

Hearing Memo


Mr. Darryl K. Hairston
Retired, Small Business Advisor
Woodbridge, VA

Ms. Jackie Robinson-Burnette 
Chief Executive Officer 
Senior Executive Strategic Solutions
Woodbridge, VA

Mr. Arshdeep Khurana 
President & Chief Executive Officer 
Avosys Technology Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Ms. Qin Li
Soliel, LLC
Vienna, VA
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