Removing Barriers to Job Creation: Are Banks Lending to Small Businesses That Are Ready to Hire?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Hearing Webcast

Opening Statements

Senator Byron L. Dorgan
Chairman, Senate Democratic Policy Committee

Senator Richard Durbin

Senator Debbie Stabenow

Senator Robert Casey

Senator Barbara Boxer

Senator Jeff Merkley

Senator Jon Tester

Senator Mary Landrieu

Senator Jack Reed

Senator Al Franken

Senator Roland Burris

Senator Edward Kaufman


Alicia Lingenfelser
Co-owner of 4D Equipment and Services

Ivan Matsunaga
President of Madi Ty, Inc.

Barbara Biller
President of Intellitech, Inc.

Mark Zandi, Ph.D.
Chief Economist and Co-founder of Moody's Economy.com

Additional Materials

Witness Biographies

Small Business Performance and Credit Conditions in the Current Recession (Treasury Department)

DPC Fact Sheet: "Unlocking Credit for Small Businesses: The Key to Recovery and Job Creation on Main Street"

Press Releases

DPC Press Release: Senate Democratic Policy Committee to Hold Hearing on Barriers to Job Creation for Small Businesses

DPC Press Release: DPC Hearing Witnesses Say Small Business Credit Crunch is Hampering Job Creation

Senator Durbin: Chicago Small Business Owner is Testament to the Credit Crunch We Must Solve

Sen. Kaufman: Kaufman Participates in Hearing on Barriers to Job Creation

Sen. Landrieu: Landrieu to Join Other Senate Democrats In Hearing on Barriers to Job Creation for Small Businesses

Senator Merkley: Merkley's Bank on Our Communities Act to Help Small Businesses Create Jobs

Sen. Stabenow: Stabenow Works to Increase Lending to Small Businesses in Michigan





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