Hearing on Small Businesses and Economic Prosperity

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:00am
2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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Hearing Focused on How Entrepreneurship can Provide Pathways to the American Dream

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 10:00am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, held a hybrid hearing examining the role that small business ownership plays in creating pathways to economic security and inclusive growth. During this hybrid hearing, "Big Ideas for Small Businesses: Fostering American Entrepreneurship Through Starting, Sustaining and Growing Small Businesses,” Select Committee Members had the opportunity to discuss barriers to start, sustain, and grow small businesses, disparities that exist in inclusive entrepreneurship, and recommendations for ensuring equal access to economic prosperity for all Americans.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Ms. LaJuanna Russell, Small Business Owner, Business Management Associates, Inc.; Board Chair, Small Business Majority  (Written Testimony)
  • Dr. Brett Theodos, Senior Fellow and Director of the Community Economic Development Hub, The Urban Institute  (Written Testimony)
  • Mr. Everett Sands, CEO and President, Lendistry (Certified Community Development Financial Institution)  (Written Testimony)
  • Mr. John Rogers, Chairman, SBA Council on Underserved Communities; Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments  (Written Testimony)
  • Ms. Dina Rubio, Owner/Operator, Don Roman  (Written Testimony)

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117th Congress