PUBLIC LAW 106-50—AUG. 17, 1999 113 STAT. 241 (2) Promote the collection of business information and survey data as they relate to veterans and small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans. (3) Monitor and promote plans, programs, and operations of the departments and agencies of the United States that may contribute to the formation and growth of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans. (4) Develop and promote initiatives, policies, programs, and plans designed to foster small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans. (5) In cooperation with the National Veterans Business Development Corporation, develop a comprehensive plan, to be updated annually, for joint public-private sector efforts to facilitate growth and development of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans. (d) POWERS.— (1) HEARINGS. —Subject to subsection (e), the Committee may hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the Committee considers advisable to carry out its duties. (2) INFORAIATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES.— Upon request of the Chairperson of the Committee, the head of any department or agency of the United States shall furnish such information to the Committee as the Committee considers to be necessary to carry out its duties. (3) USE OF MAILS. —The Committee may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the United States. (4) GIFTS. —The Committee may accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations of services or property. (e) MEETINGS.— (1) IN GENERAL. —The Committee shall meet, not less than three times per year, at the call of the Chairperson or at the request of the Administrator. (2) LOCATION.— Each meeting of the full Committee shall be held at the headquarters of the Small Business Administration located in Washington, District of Columbia. The Administrator shall provide suitable meeting facilities and such administrative support as may be necessEuy for each full meeting of the Committee. (3) TASK GROUPS. —The Committee may, from time-to-time, establish temporary task groups as may be necessary in order to carry out its duties. (f) COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES. — (1) No COMPENSATION.— Members of the Committee shall serve without compensation for their service to the Committee. (2) EXPENSES. —The members of the Committee shall be reimbursed for travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with section 5703 of title 5, United States Code. (g) REPORT. —Not later than 30 days after the end of each Deadline. fiscal year beginning after the date of the enactment of this section, the Committee shall transmit to the Congress and the President President. a report describing the activities of the Committee and any recommendations developed by the Committee for the promotion of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans. (h) TERMINATION.— The Committee shall terminate its business on September 30, 2004.