Hearing: A Fair Playing Field? Investigating Big Tech’s Impact on Small Business

Committee on Small Business

Thursday, November 14, 2019 (1:00 PM)

2360 RHOB
Washington, D.C.
Over the last decade, digital platforms have transformed American commerce through the rapid development of innovative business solutions that have helped small businesses reach and serve new customers. However, the boundless influence of Big Tech has raised concerns about how these platforms impact small firms that have come to rely on their business models. This hearing will give Members the opportunity to hear from large tech companies and small businesses about their perspectives on how to ensure that main street businesses have an equitable opportunity to compete in the information age.

Witnesses

Panel one

Dr. Dharmesh M. Mehta
Vice President, Customer Trust and Partner Support, Amazon, Seattle, WA, on behalf of Amazon

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Ms. Erica Swanson
Head of Community Engagement, Grow with Google, Google, Mountain View, CA, on behalf of Google

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Dr. Joe Kennedy
Senior Fellow, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Washington, DC, on behalf of Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Panel two

Ms. Allyson Cavaretta
Principal and Owner, Meadowmere Resort, Ogunquit, ME

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Mr. Molson Hart
CEO, Viahart Toy Co., Houston, TX

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Mr. Harold Feld
Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge, Washington, DC

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Ms. Theo Prodromitis
Co-Founder and CEO, Spa Destinations, Tampa, FL

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Mr. Jake Ward
President, Connected Commerce Council, Washington, DC

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Mr. Graham Dufault
Senior Director for Public Policy, ACT | The App Association, Washington, DC

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 11/15/2019 at 01:27 PM

Hearing Record

  • Hearing Notice [PDF] Added 11/08/2019 at 02:08 PM
  • Hearing: Witness List [PDF] Added 11/08/2019 at 02:08 PM

First Published: November 7, 2019 at 01:10 PM
Last Updated: November 15, 2019 at 01:27 PM