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EVENT: Small Business Roundtable w/U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger - - June 25th

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If the government programs you support or intend to support are impacted by the actions of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee or Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, then join The American Small Business Coalition for breakfast on Wednesday, June 25th at the City Club of Washington at Columbia Square as we welcome Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland for an insightful roundtable discussion.
Congressman Ruppersberger hails from Maryland's 2nd District and is serving his third term in the House and has agreed to cover several topics for us that morning to include:

  • His work on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • His work on the Appropriations Committee
  • Upcoming opportunities related to his work on both committees (program management, construction, IT services and more)
  • How to maximize upcoming opportunities
  • An opinion on potential changes for both committees based on a new President and Congress.


COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

It is important for the nation to have a robust intelligence capability, it is also important to have an effective oversight process to ensure that intelligence resources are not misused and that intelligence activities are conducted lawfully. Intelligence operations and law enforcement activities are governed by laws which are not in all cases the same. Ensuring that these laws are followed is a key component of our oversight responsibilities and was the primary reason for the creation of the congressional intelligence committees. The sensitive nature of intelligence requires that the budget receive an extra amount of congressional scrutiny, and there is a legal requirement that intelligence funding not only be appropriated, but authorized as well.

Congressman Ruppersberger is a member of the following Intelligence Subcommittees:

  • Subcommittee on Human Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
  • Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy and National Security
  • Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence


Committee on Appropriations

The Committee on Appropriations is responsible for drafting all spending bills for Congress.  The U.S. Constitution grants Congress the "power of the purse”.  Through the appropriations process, Congress determines spending levels for all other departments in the federal government.  The Appropriations Committee also conducts oversight hearings to ensure that taxpayer money is being spent appropriately.

Congressman Ruppersberger is a member of the following appropriations subcommittees:

  • Commerce, Justice, and Science
  • Financial Services and General Government
  • Legislative Branch

Prepaid registration is required. No onsite registration is available for this event. Space is limited.


Registration: $50.00/$60.00 for Members. $75.00 General Admission.

The ASBC Refund Policy is in effect: http://refunds.theasbc.org.

NOTE: The City Club of Washington at Columbia Square is a private club and all attendees will be guests of The American Small Business Coalition. Attire is Upscale Business Casual (no jean, t-shirts, sneakers permitted and no accommodations are available for attendees not properly attired).

This event begins promptly at 7:30AM. A plated breakfast will be served.

Public parking is available.


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