Full Committee Hearing

The Coronavirus Crisis: Next Steps for Rebuilding Main Street

Date:   Thursday, February 25, 2021 Time:   09:30 AM Location:   Remote

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet REMOTELY to conduct a hearing entitled, “The Coronavirus Crisis: Next Steps for Rebuilding Main Street.” The witnesses will be: Mrs. Watchen Harris Bruce, President & CEO, Baltimore Community Lending, Inc.; Mr. Joe DeLoss, Founder and CEO, Hot Chicken Takeover; Columbus, Ohio;  Ms. Jessica Milano, Board Member, Small Business Majority; Mr. Joel Griffith, Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; and Ms. Dani Ritchie, Owner/Stylist, Studio Alchemy; Harmony, Pennsylvania. 

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.banking.senate.gov.

All hearings are webcast live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Member Statements

  1. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - Ohio)


  1. Mrs. Watchen Harris Bruce
    President & CEO
    Baltimore Community Lending Inc.
  2. Mr. Joe DeLoss
    Founder and CEO
    Hot Chicken Takeover
  3. Ms. Jessica Milano
    Board Member
    Small Business Majority
  4. Mr. Joel Griffith
    Research Fellow
    The Heritage Foundation
  5. Ms. Dani Ritchie
    Studio Alchemy; Harmony, Pennsylvania