Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

April 2, 2012
Field Hearing in Pennsylvania: Impact of U.S. Trade Policies on Small Businesses and Manufacturing
On Monday, April 2, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade will hold a hearing entitled Impact of U.S. Trade Policies on Small Businesses and Manufacturing. The hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. on April 2, 2012 at the Pittsburgh Technology Council located at 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

According to Census data, the United States exported over $2.1 trillion in 2011, or 14 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). Small businesses play a large role in exports, as they account for nearly 98 percent of all identified exporters. This hearing will examine the impact of international trade policies on small manufacturers, while also identifying best practices to promote domestic exports.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO)


Witnesses and Testimony:

Panel 1

  • Thomas Cummings, Regional Director, Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Region, Export-Import Bank of the United States, New York, NY
  • Joseph Hanley, Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, Philadelphia, PA
  • Peter O’Neill, Executive Director, Center for Trade Development, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Harrisburg, PA

  • Panel 2

  • Walt Robertson, President, Johnstown Wire Technologies, Johnstown, PA
  • Justin McElhattan, President & CEO, Industrial Scientific Corporation, Oakdale, PA
  • David Groll, CEO, Circadiance LLC, Export, PA
  • Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Official Hearing Memo