Hearings

Full Committee

April 6, 2011
Help Wanted: How Passing Free Trade Agreements Will Help Small Businesses Create New Jobs

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm, the House Small Business Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, Help Wanted: How Passing Free Trade Agreements Will Help Small Businesses Create New Jobs.

During the hearing, the Committee examined the benefits and importance of passing the pending free trade agreements to small businesses. Lowering trade barriers will spur small business exports, which will then lead to job creation and long-term economic growth. 

Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

    Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Bill Patterson, Founder and Chief Engineer, TEI Rock Drills
  • Phillip Wise, Owner and Operator, Wise Family Farm
    • Trevor Myers, CEO, Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc.
      • Jason W. Speer, Vice-President, Quality Float Works, Inc.

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