Small Business Committee Document No. 114-108: Calm Before the Storm: Oversight of the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, Hearing Before the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 8, 2015   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the July 8, 2015 hearing entitled "The Calm Before the Storm: Oversight of the SBA's Disaster Loan Program," held before the House Committee on Small Business. From the opening statement of committee chairman Steve Chabot: "While most individuals are aware of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its role in disaster assistance immediately following a disaster, most are unaware that longer term recovery assistance is provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA). In this role, the SBA touches more than just small firms. The SBA helps homeowners and renters and businesses and nonprofits by providing various long-term recovery loans. Given this, it is imperative that the SBA's Disaster Loan Program operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. On this Committee, we are tasked with evaluating the SBA's ability to properly respond to the needs of disaster victims and ensuring that the SBA is prepared to handle whatever may be next. […] Today, we will discuss just how the SBA is doing in its mission to provide long-term disaster assistance. Our witnesses can hopefully shed light on the SBA's efforts." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Chris Smith, William Shear, and James Rivera.

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