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The Interaction Between the PPP and FAR: What it Means for Government Contractors

March 23, 2021

TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The hearing will examine the extent to which the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Credits Clause interacts with the Paycheck Protection Program and its implications for federal contractors. The Committee will learn more about how agenc...

  • The Role of Community Navigators in Reaching Underserved Businesses March 18, 2021

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The Subcommittee will meet to discuss the new Community Navigator Pilot Program, created in the American Rescue Plan. The remote hearing is an opportunity for Members to learn how the program will leverage existing community partners to enhance outreach to underserved communities across the country. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for Members to examine how increased outreach in underserved communities is vital to small busi...

  • The Next Steps for the Paycheck Protection Program. March 10, 2021

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The hearing will provide an overview of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and an update for Members on the current state of the First and Second Draw loans, as well as loan forgiveness. The Committee will also hear feedback on the impact of the five programmatic changes recently announced and suggestions from stakeholders regarding the future of the program.

  • Perspectives from Main Street: Raising the Wage February 24, 2021

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The federal minimum wage has not risen from $7.25 since 2009, marking the longest period without an increase since its creation in 1938. Meanwhile, the value of the minimum wage has eroded, and lower-income workers and families have struggled to keep up with the increasing cost of living. As a result, Congress is considering the Raise the Wage Act of 2021, which would incrementally raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. This pol...

  • 2/10 Markup February 11, 2021

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The Committee on Small Business will hold a hybrid markup at 5:00 P.M. (EDT) on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building and on Cisco WebEx

  • Committee Organizational Meeting and State of the Small Business Economy in the Era of COVID-19 February 4, 2021

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The Committee on Small Business will convene for a meeting to organize for the 117th Congress. Following the organizational meeting, the committee will assess the state of the small business economy after nearly a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Members will be able to explore how relief efforts such as the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, and Shuttered Venue Operator Program have...

  • Preventing Fraud and Abuse of PPP and EIDL: An Update with the SBA IG and the GAO October 1, 2020

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The Subcommittee will meet to discuss the July 28, 2020 Management Report from the SBA Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the COVID-19 reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The reports detail a lack of internal controls and potential for fraud within SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The hearing will give Members the opportunity to discuss OIG and GAO’s findin...

  • How COVID-19 is Impacting Small Businesses Across the Food System September 30, 2020

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz This hearing will give members a chance to hear about the role of small businesses within our food production, distribution, and retail systems, the challenges they are facing, and how federal programs are addressing these challenges.

  • A Review of PPP Forgiveness September 25, 2020

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The hearing will provide an overview of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process and allow Members an opportunity to hear from lenders, borrowers, and other stakeholders about their experiences with the forgiveness process. The committee will examine loan forgiveness guidance and proposals for simplifying the loan forgiveness process for certain borrowers.

  • PPP: An Examination of Loan Forgiveness, SBA Legacy Systems, and Inaccurate Data September 24, 2020

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The SBA launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide an incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. However, SBA’s legacy technology systems were not fully equipped to handle the unprecedented level of applicants, resulting in a number of technical issues with the implementation. Members of the Committee will have an opportunity to address these issues and the related concerns about the accuracy of ...

  • 09/16/20 Markup September 16, 2020

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The Committee on Small Business will hold a hybrid markup of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. The markup will be held at 10:30 A.M. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, in Room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building and on Cisco WebEx.

  • SBA Management Review: Office of Government Contracting and Business Development September 15, 2020

    TW: @HouseSmallBiz | FB: HouseSmallBiz | IG: House_Smallbiz The hearing will allow members to learn more about SBA’s Office of Government Contracting and Business Development (GCBD), which assists small businesses that participate in the federal procurement space by administering SBA’s business development and contracting programs. The purpose of the hearing is to examine GCBD’s operations, as well as administrative challenges and the ongoing efforts to address them.

  • Rep. Velázquez on H.R. 6078 September 14, 2020

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