Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

Drilling for a Solution: Finding Ways to Curtail the Crushing Effect of High Gas Prices on Small Business
On Thursday, April 14 at 10:00 am, the House Small Business Committee held a subcommittee hearing committee hearing entitled Drilling for a Solution: Finding Ways to Curtail the Crushing Effect of High Gas Prices on Small Business.  The hearing took place in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

During the hearing, the Committee  examined the negative impact of  rising fuel costs on small business. 

Opening Statement:

Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO) 

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Jim Ehrlich, Executive Director, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Monte Vista, CO
  • Rick Richter, Operator of Richter Aviation and President of the National Agricultural Aviation Association, Maxwell, CA
  • Dick Pingel, Operator, Finally Trucking, Inc., Plover, WI
  • Robert Weiner, Professor of International Business, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice 
  • Official Witness List 
  • Hearing Memo 
  • Press Release 
  • Hearing Video