Hearing: "The Shutdown: Economic Impact on Small Businesses."

Committee on Small Business

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (11:00 AM)

2360 RHOB
Washington, D.C.
A properly functioning government is critical to the success of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, the Small Business Administration (SBA) was caught in the crosshairs of the recent government shutdown, along with other critical agencies. When SBA stopped approving loans and ceased regular operations, the consequences were felt by small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the economy. The purpose of this hearing is for Members to hear firsthand how the recent shutdown has impacted small firms, small business lending, government contracts, and the overall economy.


Dr. Matthew D. Shapiro
Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics, University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Ann Arbor, MI

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Mr. Bill Butcher
Founder, Port City Brewing Company, Alexandria, VA

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Ms. Heidi Gerding
CEO, HeiTech Services, Inc., Landover, MD

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Mr. Charles Rowe
President & CEO, America’s Small Business Development Centers, Arlington, VA

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Support Documents

  • Witness Testimonies [PDF] [PDF] [PDF] [PDF] Added 02/19/2019 at 11:03 AM

Hearing Record

  • Hearing: Cover Page #1 [PDF] Added 02/19/2019 at 11:03 AM

First Published: February 8, 2019 at 10:28 AM
Last Updated: February 19, 2019 at 11:03 AM