House Small Business Committee

Helping Small Businesses Compete: Challenges and Opportunities in the Federal Procurement Marketplace

House Small Business Committee News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:00am

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will meet for a hearing titled, “Helping Small Businesses Compete: Challenges and Opportunities in the Federal Procurement Marketplace.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

As part of the Subcommittee’s ongoing effort to improve the competitive viability of small businesses, the hearing will examine a variety of issues affecting small contractors. It will allow Members to look at some of the common challenges faced in the federal contracting arena. The hearing will also allow small contractors the opportunity to explain how these issues directly impact their daily operations and bring forward some of the potential solutions to address them.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here. 

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 

Witnesses 

Ms. Belinda Guadarrama
Founder & CEO
GC Micro
Petaluma, CA
*Testifying on behalf of GovEvolve
Testimony 

Mr. Bruce Lansdowne
President & CEO
Trinity Technology Partners
Greenbelt, MD
*Testifying on behalf of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Testimony 

 

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence



 

SBA Management and Oversight of SCORE

House Small Business Committee News - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:00am

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations will meet for a hearing titled, “SBA Management and Oversight of SCORE.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

The SCORE Program was established in 1964 as a national, volunteer nonprofit organization. It provides face-to-face counseling at nearly 350 chapters nationwide with more than 11,000 SCORE volunteers. SCORE volunteers provide a full range of business consultation services, such as business plan development, strategic marketing, and financing ideas. The Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General released an audit of the program in April 2019 examining the SBA’s oversight of the program’s awarded federal funds and the measurement and achievement of program goals. The hearing provides an opportunity to discuss the audit report and what steps the agency is taking to resolve the recommendations.  

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here. 

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 

Witnesses 

Mr. Hannibal “Mike” Ware
Inspector General 
United States Small Business Administration 
Washington, DC
Testimony 

Mr. Allen Gutierrez
Associate Administrator
Office of Entrepreneurial Development 
U.S. Small Business Administration
Washington, DC
Testimony 

 

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence



 

Continuing to Serve: From Military to Entrepreneur

House Small Business Committee News - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:30am

The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Continuing to Serve: From Military to Entrepreneur.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
 
While facing challenges in transitioning to new jobs after time in the military, returning service members possess leadership skills that naturally translate to entrepreneurship. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss the role of veteran entrepreneurs in growing the economy and examine legislative efforts to foster veteran entrepreneurship.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here. 

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 

Witnesses 

Mr. Davy Leghorn 
Assistant Director 
The American Legion 
Washington, DC
Testimony 

Mr. Scott M. Davidson CPT. USA, Retired  
Managing Principal & CEO
The GCO Consulting Group
McLean, VA
Testimony 

Mr. Torrance Harrington Hart  
Owner 
Teak & Twine 
Springfield, VA
Testimony 

Ms. Laurie Sayles
President and CEO
Civility Management Solutions
Greenbelt, MD
Testimony

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence



 

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