Opening Statements

Van Duyne: “Building Sustainable Businesses Through Employee Ownership at SBA”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations held a hybrid hearing on “Building Sustainable Businesses Through Employee Ownership at SBA.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Beth Van Duyne’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Phillips, for holding this hearing. We can all agree a business’s structure…

Luetkemeyer: “SBA Management Review: Office of International Trade”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a full hybrid hearing on “SBA Management Review: Office of International Trade.” Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, and thank you Associate Administrator Esparza for taking the time to testify today. It is important to hear directly from…

Kim: “Back to School, Back to Startups: Supporting Youth Apprenticeship, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development held a hybrid hearing on “Back to School, Back to Startups: Supporting Youth Apprenticeship, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Young Kim’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: As Members of the Small Business Committee,…

Tenney: “Right to Repair: What it Means for Entrepreneurs.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development held a hybrid hearing on “Right to Repair: What it Means for Entrepreneurs.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Claudia Tenney’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Golden for your remarks. The right to repair is alluring in its simplicity.…

Luetkemeyer: “The Real Impact of Inflation and Economic Headwinds on America’s Small Businesses”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a full hybrid hearing. Republican Members of the Committee, led by Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), focused on the important issues impacting small businesses, such as inflation, supply chain disruptions, and a workforce crisis. Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer’s opening statement as prepared for…

Tenney: “SBA District Office Collaboration with Resource Partners”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development held a hybrid hearing on “SBA District Office Collaboration with Resource Partners.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Claudia Tenney’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to our witnesses for testifying. As we hold this…

Meuser: “The SBA Office of International Trade and the STEP Program as Key Tools for Recovery and Expansion”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access held a hybrid hearing on “The SBA Office of International Trade and the STEP Program as Key Tools for Recovery and Expansion.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Dan Meuser’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. Small businesses are job creators,…

Stauber: “A Review and Assessment of the SBA HUBZone Program”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure held a hybrid hearing on “A Review and Assessment of the SBA HUBZone Program.” Acting Subcommittee Ranking Member Pete Stauber’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you for calling today’s hearing.  I want to thank all of today’s witnesses…

Van Duyne: “Fintech and Transparency in Small Business Lending”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations held a hybrid hearing on “Fintech and Transparency in Small Business Lending.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Beth Van Duyne’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: A little over an hour ago, the latest CPI number peaked at a whopping year-over-year increase of 9.1%. Maybe…

Luetkemeyer: “SBA Management Review: Office of Government Contracting and Business Development”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a full hybrid hearing on “SBA Management Review: Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.” Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer’s opening statement as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you for having this important hearing with the Associate Administrator of the SBA’s Government…