Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce

Helping Small Businesses Compete: Challenges Within Programs Designed to Assist Small Contractors
On Thursday, September 15th at 10:00 am, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing entitled Helping Small Businesses Compete: Challenges Within Programs Designed to Assist Small Contractors. The hearing took place in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

This hearingl reviewed three recent reports by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). These reports were (1) GAO-11-548R, Mentor-Protégé Programs Have Policies That Aim to Benefit Participants but Do Not Require Postagreement Tracking; (2) GAO-11-549R, Improvements Needed to Help Ensure Reliability of SBA’s Performance Data on Procurement Center Representatives; and (3) GAO-11-418, Small Business Contracting: Action Needed by Those Agencies Whose Advocates Do Not Report to Agency Heads as Required.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Joseph G. Jordan, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, DC
  • Jiyoung Park, Associate Administrator, Office of Small Business Utilization, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC 
  • William B. Shear, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC 

    Additional Items:

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