Taking A Stand Against Sequestration

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Oak Grove’s CEO, Mark Gross, testified before Congress regarding the potential impact $110 billion in federal budget cuts would have on small businesses.

In the wake of the White House’s announcement to reduce federal spending, Mr. Gross was invited to speak before the US House of Representatives, Committee on Small Businesses, concerning the across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequestration.

Like many small business owners, Mr. Gross is coping with the uncertainty of what lies ahead if Congress does not stop the planned budget cuts.

Mr. Gross explained that, “…cut[s] will hurt everyone, although the same economic engine that powers America, small business, will be the one that suffers most.”

He went on to say, "Most small business federal contractors provide the government with services rather than products because there are fewer barriers to entry in the services market. ... It is easier for an agency to eliminate two data processors from a contract than eliminate a section of a fighter jet. By cutting services in a greater proportion than products, sequestration will affect many more small contractors than large contractors."

Click here for a full transcript of Mr. Gross’s testimony.

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