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Washington D.C. On Thursday, July 23, 2020, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will convene a hearing titled, “Capital Access for Minority Small Businesses: COVID-19 Resources for an Equitable and Sustainable Recovery.”
 
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:
Ms. Talibah Bayles, Founder and CEO – TMB Tax & Financial Services
Mr. Ronald Busby Sr., President and CEO – U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
Ms. Fabiana Estrada, Director of Lending Southeast – Accion 
Ms. Marla Bilonick, Executive Director and CEO – Latino Economic Development Center
 
Hearing Details:
Capital Access for Minority Small Businesses: COVID-19 Resources for an Equitable and Sustainable Recovery.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
10:00 a.m. EDT
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.
 
This hearing will follow 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.