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The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce will meet for a hearing titled, “Troubled Skies: The Aviation Workforce Shortage’s Impact on Small Businesses.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on September 26, 2018 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The purpose of this Subcommittee hearing is to examine the pilot and mechanic shortage in the aviation industry, in the context of small businesses. A confluence of factors has led to a widening gap between pilots and aviation mechanics leaving and entering the workforce. While the shortage has been widely documented and covered by business experts and journalists, the impact to small businesses operating as part of this pipeline remain unexamined. The hearing will allow the Subcommittee to receive testimony on the negative effects of this aviation workforce shortage on small businesses across the country and identify potential solutions that may help reverse this decline.
The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access and the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade will meet for a joint hearing titled, “Investing in Rural America.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Access to capital is one of the key ingredients for small business success. Early stage funding such as venture capital can help small businesses expand and hire more individuals in their community. However, venture capital is predominately awarded to businesses in larger cities on the coasts. Various groups, including public-private partnerships, trade associations, and university based organizations, have emerged to help identify opportunities for private investors that support growing rural small businesses across the United States. This hearing will examine venture capital’s role in helping small business to access capital, and provide success stories of organizations that provide resources to small businesses in rural America.
The Committee on Small Business will hold a markup of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. The markup will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The items that will be marked up include: H.R. 6348, “Small Business Access to Capital and Efficiency Act” H.R. 6347, “7(a) Real Estate Harmonization Act” H.R. 6330, “Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018” H.R. 6369, “Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2018” H.R. 6367, “Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act of 2018” H.R. 6382, “Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management Act of 2018” H.R. 6316, “Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2018” H.R. 6368, “Encouraging Small Business Innovators Act”
The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, "Now Hiring: How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Small Businesses." The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will explore the effects of the opioid crisis on small businesses. Specifically, the hearing will examine the decline in the labor force participation rate due to the epidemic and the challenges that small businesses experience in finding qualified workers as a result.
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This hearing will examine the current small business workforce, and provide an opportunity for small business owners and experts to provide innovative solutions to combat the small business employee shortage.