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Washington D.C. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will convene a hearing titled, “The Coronavirus and America’s Small Business Supply Chain.”
 
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. Rosemary Gibson, Senior Advisor – The Hastings Center
 
Mr. Gerard Anderson, Professor – Johns Hopkins University
 
Mr. Tim Morrison, Senior Fellow – The Hudson Institute 
 
Ms. Wynne S. Briscoe, Acting Director – The Small Business Development Center, Southern Maryland Region
 
Hearing Details:
The Coronavirus and America’s Small Business Supply Chain
Thursday, March 12, 2020
10:30 a.m. EDT
Small Business Committee Hearing Room
428A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.
 
The hearing will focus on the short-term effect on small businesses impacted by the coronavirus as well as the long-run deficiencies and vulnerabilities detected in the domestic supply chain due to the over-reliance on China for critical industry sectors. The Committee will also examine the role small businesses can play in expanding the capacity of the supply chain and what policy solutions may be needed to bolster small businesses' position globally. 
 
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