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Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on SBA 8(a) program
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Senate Indian Affairs Committee
will hold a hearing next week to discuss the
program at the
Small Business Administration
The program has helped tribal and Alaska Native owned businesses break into the government contracting field. But even though their participation represents only a small fraction of the overall industry, some Democrats and labor unions have criticized the amount of money going to Native businesses.
The hearing will take place next Thursday, April 7, at 2:15PM in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A witness list hasn't been released but Lance Morgan, a member of the
and the chairman of the
Native American Contractors Association
is expected to testify.
OVERSIGHT HEARING on "Promise Fulfilled: The Role of the SBA 8(a) Program in Enhancing Economic Development in Indian Country"
(April 7, 2011)
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