Chairman Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “From WOTUS to the CO2 rules, our Committee has been spotlighting the EPA's regulatory rampage against American small businesses for years,” said Chairman Chabot. “I am confident that Mr. Pruitt is the right man to rein in this out-of-control agency and provide small businesses with much-needed relief from their costly, burdensome... [...]

Experts: Gov’t Red Tape Has Small Businesses in a Bind

WASHINGTON – Economic policy experts told a Small Business subcommittee today that overregulation is harming the health of the U.S. small business economy and stunting economic growth nationwide. Today’s hearing of the Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access comes as House Republicans are delivering on their commitment to provide regulatory relief for America’s 28 million small businesses as promised in A Better Way to Grow our Economy. “The economy grew at an anemic rate of 1.6 percent in 2016, and 1.5 percent ov... [...]

Stalled Start-ups: Small Businesses Sound Off on Tax Reform

WASHINGTON – Small business owners told the House Small Business Committee today that provisions in the current tax code which penalize saving and risk-taking represent the biggest barrier to American entrepreneurship. The hearing comes as lawmakers work towards a comprehensive tax reform package using the House GOP’s Better Way for Tax Reform as a blueprint. “In the coming weeks and months, Congress will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass comprehensive tax reform, the likes of which we have not seen since Ronald Reagan’s historic ... [...]

Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Linda McMahon as SBA Administrator

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Linda McMahon as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by a vote of 81 to 19. “I congratulate Linda and her family on her well-deserved confirmation as SBA Administrator,” Chairman Chabot said. “Throughout the confirmation process, she demonstrated why she will be a dynamic and effective leader for the SBA. I have every confidence that Administrator McMahon will be able to work wit... [...]

Chairman Chabot in Fox News Opinion: The Small Business Case for Obamacare Repeal and Replace

Rep. Chabot: The small business case for the repeal and replace of ObamaCare By Rep. Steve Chabot February 13, 2017 “Actually, we got less…” That’s how Tom Secor, a small businessman from Ohio,respondedwhen the top Democrat on the House Small Business Committee insisted he gotmorehealth insurance options under ObamaCareat a hearing last week. “We had one carrier that was willing to offer insurance, that’s what our insurance agent told us,” he explained. “Fewer and fewer small businesses, especially those with fewer than 50 employees, offer hea... [...]