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Statement of the Hon. Jared Golden on Smart Construction: Increasing Opportunities for Small Businesses in Infrastructure

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American infrastructure needs an upgrade. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, American infrastructure received a D+. This is the very reason why there must be a strong infrastructure agenda---one that focuses on investing in our outdated roads, bridges, rails, airports, transit, and water systems. Doing so will increase opportunities for small businesses in construction, manufact... Read more »

Statement of The Hon. Jared Golden on Broadband Mapping: Small Carrier Perspectives on a Path Forward

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Reliable and affordable high-speed broadband connections are a vital aspect of doing business in our day and age. Sadly, at least 25 million Americans still lack access to high-speed Internet—many of which live in remote parts of our country. We all realize it is more difficult and expensive to build out broadband networks in these areas but that’s no excuse to leave them behind. To do so results ... Read more »

Golden Holds Hearing on Improving Broadband Mapping to Tackle Digital Divide

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure held a hearing focused on improving broadband mapping in rural areas across the country. The hearing featured testimony from rural broadband carriers on the challenges that they face, and ways broadband mapping can be improved going forward. “Accurate broadband cov... Read more »

Statement of the Hon. Jared Golden on Small Businesses and Their Limitations Without Reliable Access to Rural Broadband

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Access to a robust broadband connection is critical for small businesses and the communities they serve. However, 25 million Americans still lack access to high-speed Internet. Many of these Americans reside in rural parts of the country where it is more difficult and expensive to build out broadband networks. In fact, 58% of rural Americans believe that lack of access to high-speed internet is a ... Read more »

Subcommittee Conducts Oversight of Government Programs for Women-Owned Federal Contracting Firms

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Washington, D.C.— Last Thursday, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure under Chairman Jared Golden (D-ME) convened officials from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to probe the SBA’s implementation of reforms to its Women-Owned Small Business federal contracting program (WOSB) as required under the National Defe... Read more »

Golden Leads Bipartisan Lawmakers in Calling on FCC to Expand Rural Broadband

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure led 14 bipartisan members of the Committee in writing to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the Commission to take steps to close the digital divide facing small businesses. “Our interactions with small business owners and entreprene... Read more »

Statement of Chairman Jared Golden on Implementation of the Small Business Runway Extension Act

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We thank everyone for joining us this morning and I want to especially thank the witnesses for being here today. I also wanted to take an opportunity to thank my Ranking Member, Representative Stauber. I’m glad to be getting to know you and look forward to working together to create bipartisan solutions to help small businesses all across the country – from Belfast, Maine to Brainerd, Minnesota. A... Read more »

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