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    Flood Insurance Affordability

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s top flood insurance official was joined by small business owners, mostly from the residential construction and real estate industries, at a hearing…

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    Overtime Pay Rule

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the potential effects of the Labor Department’s proposed overtime rule for small businesses. The rule would extend overtime protection to workers earning…

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    Economic Impact of EPA Toxic River Spill

    Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) and local government and business officials testified toxic river spill caused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and one of its contractors…

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    Small Business Disaster Assistance

    Officials from the Red Cross, the Small Business Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the private sector testified at…

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    Seafood Industry Safety Standards

    Senior agency officials and industry leaders testified on the impact of federal labor and safety laws on the U.S. seafood industry. Issues included the lack of temporary foreign workers to…

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    Senior Entrepreneurship

    Two Senate committees held a hearing on the growing trend of older Americans starting their own businesses. Witnesses testified on ways to reduce barriers for senior-citizen entrepreneurs…

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    Small Business Health Care Exchanges

    Business owners from around the country and federal officials testified on the impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on small business health insurance exchanges.

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    Small Businesses and Government Shutdown

    Owners of technology, health care, and tourism companies told their personal stories of the severe effects the federal government shutdown was having on their small businesses. Keith…

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    Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy

    Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York testified on the impact to small businesses of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the hearing was focused on…

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    Job Creation Efforts

    Witnesses testified on a bill to provide tax incentives for small businesses, and to assist and bolster the entrepreneurial community. The committee examined legislative proposals and…

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    2010 Small Business Jobs Act, Part 1

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified on the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Questions from committee members covered a wide range of other topics including tax…

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    Small Business Jobs Act

    Witnesses testified on the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The committee reviewed the act’s implementation and whether it was helping small businesses. The Act called…

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    Small Business and Offshore Drilling Moratorium

    Witnesses testified about the offshore drilling moratorium imposed following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the impact of the moratorium on small business in the Gulf Coast region.

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    Expanding Small Business Internet Access

    Officials and business leaders testified about ongoing federal efforts to spur broadband deployment to small businesses and to include small businesses broadband providers in the process.…

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    Health Care Overhaul and Small Business

    Witnesses testified on current health care proposals and solutions to minimize costs for small business owners and entrepreneurs while providing the best coverage possible.

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    Small Business Growth

    Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman Landrieu held a roundtable titled “Investing in Small Business: Jumpstarting the Engines of Our Economy.” The roundtable…

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    Small Business Loan Fraud

    Witnesses testified about alleged small business loan fraud. Small Business Administration officials were questioned about oversight activities. The chief executive officer of Business Loan…

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    Impact of High Gas Prices on Small Businesses

    Witnesses testified about energy policy, the impact of high gasoline prices on small businesses, fuel markets and capacity, added costs due to transportation of goods, and potential costs…

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    Office Supply Scams

    Witnesses testified about telemarketing office-supply scams on small businesses. The scams involved selling low-quality office supplies, such as printer toner, at grossly inflated prices to…

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    E-Commerce Fraud

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “Internet cramming,” in which companies offer low-cost web sites to small businesses through deceptive sales schemes which often misrepresent the…

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