Hearings

Full Committee

Adding to Uncertainty: The Impact of DOL/NLRB Decisions and Proposed Rules on Small Businesses
On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., the House Small Business Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, Adding to Uncertainty: The Impact of DOL/NLRB Decisions and Proposed Rules on Small Businesses. The hearing took place in room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing focused on recent decisions and proposed rules by the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor that some fear disadvantage small businesses in union organizing drives. The hearing also examined how these proposed rules and decisions add to the myriad of uncertainties facing small businesses as they struggle to survive and create jobs in today’s economy.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) 

    Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, Washington, DC
  • Mike Mittler, President, Mittler Brothers Machine and Tool, Wright City, MO
  • Beverly McCauley, President, Hunt Country Masonry, Leesburg, VA
  • Allen William West Jr., President, West Sheet Metal Company, Sterling, VA

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Press Release
  • Hearing Memo
  • Hearing Video