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    7-23-2014 Oversight of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs-Part II

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    3-D Printing

    Makers and users of 3-D printing testified on ways that the technology can benefit small business owners and communities. The witnesses showed prototypes and models during the…

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    Small Business Health Options Program

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges which were created to…

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    Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

    Witnesses testified on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate that requires companies with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage. The focus was…

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    Health Insurance and Small Businesses

    Small business owners and advocates testified on the employer practice of subsidizing all or a portion of employee health insurance rather sponsoring a health benefits plan.

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    Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

    The House Small Business Committee held a hearing on the health care law’s definition of a full-time worker, which is set at 30 hours per week. Committee Republicans say that…

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    Mobile Medical Applications

    Entrepreneurs who invent and market medical applications (aps) for use on consumer mobile devices spoke about the role of government to encourage or block innovation. During their…

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    Small Business Administration Lending Programs, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified on Small Business Administration (SBA) lending programs. They said the SBA had improved its operations over the past year, but also expressed concerns about…

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    Small Business Administration Lending Programs, Karen Mills Testimony

    Karen Mills testified about Small Business Administration (SBA) operations and its lending programs. Among the topics she addressed were levels of small business financing, job…

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    LightSquared and Global Position System Users

    Witnesses testified on the high-speed wireless network planned by LightSquared, and concerns that the network would interfere with global positioning systems (GPS) used by farmers,…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Small Businesses

    Financial industry officials testified on possible effects of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on small businesses. The CPFB was established as part of the 2010…

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    Health Care Coverage at Small Businesses

    Witnesses testified on the ability of small businesses to maintain the insurance coverage they were offering before the 2010 health care law was enacted. They focused on issues such as…

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    Credit Access for Small Business

    Bankers and small business owners testified on access to credit for small businesses. Among the issues they addressed were lending rates to small businesses, the outlook for the…

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    Small Business and Commercial Real Estate Lending, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified on the condition of small business and commercial real estate lending in local markets. Obama administration officials talked about a proposed transfer of $30…

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    Small Business and Commercial Real Estate Lending, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on the condition of small business and commercial real estate lending in local markets. The Obama Administration proposed transferring $30 billion dollars from the…

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    Small Business and Commercial Real Estate Lending, Panel 3

    Witnesses testified on the condition of small business and commercial real estate lending in local markets. The Obama Administration proposed transferring $30 billion dollars from the…

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    Small Business Administration Oversight

    The witnesses testified about the operations of the Small Business Administration (SBA). They focused on the Obama Administration’s use of economic stimulus funds and accessibility of…

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    Automobile Industry and Small Business

    Witnesses testified about the impact of the troubled automobile industry on small business and manufacturers that rely on contracts with the car companies for much of their…

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    Improving Credit for Small Business

    The House Small Business Committee held a hearing titled “Review of Recent Federal Efforts to Improve Credit Conditions for Small Businesses.” The committee heard testimony from…

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    Economic Recovery for Small Businesses

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs, including those in the manufacturing, financial services, automotive, and agricultural sectors testified about challenges facing small busineesses…

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