Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing

Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing WASHINGTON – Today the Chief Counsel for Advocacy and the National Ombudsman from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) described to a panel of lawmakers the challenges posed by new federal regulations and enforcement actions reported to them by small firms. The hearing is the latest part of the Committee’s ongoing efforts to make the SBA work better for small businesses and reduce red tape for America’s entrepreneurs. “Too often small businesses t... [...]

Chairman Chabot Statement on Obama’s Final Budget

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about President Obama’s FY2017 budget request: "With this final budget, President Obama has shown once again that while he has no intention of helping small businesses, he’s counting on small businesses to help him. Small businesses routinely get hit worst and first as President Obama looks for ways to pay for his agenda. For the President, this budget is a 'Progressive dream.' For America’s 28 million small businesses, it is their worst ni... [...]

Small Business Committee Weighs in on SBA FY2017 Budget

WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business approved its official views and estimates on the FY2017 budget for the Small Business Administration (SBA) today. While Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) noted bipartisan support for key programs designed to help entrepreneurs, he stressed the need for swift action to correct serious management problems at the SBA related to IT security, access to capital and competition for federal contracts. “Federal taxpayers and American entrepreneurs must have an efficient and effective SBA. This Comm... [...]

Million Dollar Mishap: Committee Probes Mismanagement at Key SBA Offices

SBA Official: $1 Million System Still Doesn’t Work Lawmakers Press for Answers Ahead of President’s Budget Request for SBA WASHINGTON – Lawmakers pressed officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA) today on reports of mismanagement that may affect two key SBA offices which provide business development counseling to entrepreneurs and veterans who want to start a small business. The hearing comes after a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raised questions about agency-wide inefficiency that may extend to SBA’s Offic... [...]

Chairman Chabot Statement on ObamaCare Veto Override

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after voting to override President Obama’s veto of a measure to repeal the central pillars of ObamaCare. “As long as ObamaCare remains in effect, America’s small businesses and the people they employ will continue to suffer its outrageous costs and burdensome mandates. We must continue to do everything we can to get this unworkable, unaffordable law off the books as soon as possible and replace it with an efficient health care system that puts ... [...]