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Washington D.C. — U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a tireless advocate for Iowans affected by the devastating floods, will be chairing a Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing entitled “Examining the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Disaster Assistance and the Response to Recent Catastrophic Floods.” The hearing will focus on SBA’s efforts to aid communities and businesses devastated by recent catastrophic flooding in Iowa, the Midwest, and across the country.  
 
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:
 
Panel 1:
Mr. James Rivera, Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration
 
Panel 2:
Ms. Lisa Shimkat, State Director, America’s SBDC Iowa
 
Ms. Robin Barnes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Greater New Orleans, Inc.
 
Mr. Jason Barnes, Owner, All Time Toys
 
 
Hearing Details:
Examining SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance and the Response to Recent Catastrophic Floods
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
3:00 p.m. EDT
Small Business Committee Hearing Room
428A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.