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Committee Schedule for Week of May 20

Washington D.C., May 17, 2013 -

 Week Ahead for the Committee: May 20-24

Committee to to Hold Hearing on Challenges for Small Construction Contractors

The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of May 20, 2013:

On Thursday, May 23rd, at 10:00 a.m., the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), will conduct a hearing titled Building America: Challenges for Small Construction Contractors. The hearing will expose problems faced by construction, architecture and engineering contracting small businesses and discuss potential legislative solutions. The hearing will specifically address challenges with surety bond issues; the use of reverse auctions for construction services; subcontracting credit allowances; and the procurement process for design-build contracts. 

“Small businesses play a vital role in our federal procurement system, and construction contractors often perform work cheaper and quicker than their larger counterparts – providing a real benefit to the taxpayer,” said Subcommittee Chairman Hanna (R-NY). “As a former construction contractor, I know firsthand the challenges small firms face dealing with federal laws and regulations. Many bureaucratic obstacles impede this subsector, so hearings like this are important to explore solutions for the problems they face. By helping small contractors, we can rebuild the hard-hit construction industry and bring jobs back to our communities.”

Watch the hearing live

Event Details:
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EDT
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce
Building America: Challenges for Small Construction Contractors