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Virtual Hearing - Building Opportunity: Addressing the Financial Barriers to Minority and Women-Owned Businesses’ Involvement in Infrastructure Projects

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  • H.R. ____, the ‘‘Promoting Opportunities for Non-Traditional Capital Formation Act.’’
  • H.R. ____, the ‘‘Reporting for Equity and Advancing Lending Act (REAL Act).’’
  • H.R. ____, the “Advancing Technologies to Support Inclusion Act."
  • H.R. ____, discussion draft that would require the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a study on certain technology challenges that minority depository institutions and community development financial institutions face in serving current and prospective customers, and would require Treasury to carry out a grant program to address such challenges
  • H.R. ____, discussion draft that would require States participating in the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to annually report information about the contracts entered by such State, with women, minority, veteran, and other business entities.

Witness List

  • Farad Ali, President & CEO, Asociar LLC
  • Tawanna Black, Founder and CEO, Center for Economic Inclusion
  • Philip Gaskin, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Ying McGuire, President & CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Jeanette Quick, Head of Compliance and Public Policy, Gusto

Hearing Video


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    • H.R. 6790, The "Business Borrowers Protection Act."
    • H.R. 6790, The "Business Borrowers Protection Act."


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