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Washington D.C. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will convene a hearing titled, “Perspectives from Main Street: COVID-19’s Impact on Small Business.” The hearing will focus on the long-term impacts the coronavirus pandemic has had on the small business ecosystem, as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs authorized by the CARES Act. 
 
The hearing will be live-streamed on the committee’s website here.
 
Members of the media planning to attend must RSVP to RubioPressShop@rubio.senate.gov.
 
Witnesses:
Mr. Joe Shamess, Co-Founder – Flags of Valor
Dr. Michael Strain, Director, Economic Policy Studies – American Enterprise Institute
Ms. Connie Evans, President and CEO – Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Mr. Nick Rudolph, Baltimore Regional Director – Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.
 
Hearing Details:
Perspectives from Main Street: COVID-19’s Impact on Small Business
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
10:00 a.m. EDT
301 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.
 
This hearing will follow the guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.
 
Press is limited to pool coverage only. For coverage information, please contact the appropriate gallery:
 
Senate Print Gallery: 202-224-0241
Senate Radio/TV Gallery: 202-224-6421
Senate Periodicals Gallery: 202-224-0265
Senate Photographers’ Gallery: 202-224-6548
 
Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at sbc.senate.gov.