Chabot & SBC Republicans to FCC: Leave Small Business Alone!

Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and all twelve Republican Committee Members have sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to permanently exempt small businesses from the FCC’s burdensome Open Internet Order regulations. The letter was co-signed by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and every Republican member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. You can read the full text of the letter HERE. “During the Open Int... [...]

Fairness for American Farmers and Ranchers This Thanksgiving

Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard testimony on the need to reform the Small Business Administration (SBA) small business size standards for agriculture. A panel of stakeholders described to lawmakers how the SBA’s standards for determining which businesses qualify as small businesses put American farmers and ranchers at a serious disadvantage when competing for federal contracts and applying for SBA loans. The SBA’s current size standard for agricultural enterprises, which is set in statut... [...]

Small Business Committee Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Mark Small Business Saturday

WASHINGTON – Members of the Small Business Committee joined together to lead the introduction of a bipartisan House resolution recognizing the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28th, as “Small Business Saturday.” “America’s small businesses need to know we are committed to doing everything we can to help them thrive so they can create jobs and boost economic growth,” Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said. “Support for America’s small businesses transcends partisan politics. I thank Ranking Member Velázquez for her suppo... [...]

SBA’s ‘Fuzzy Math’ and Other Challenges for Small Contractors

Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce examined continuing challenges for small contractors with a diverse panel of small business stakeholders with first-hand experience navigating federal contracting laws. The inconsistent and often inaccurate way the Small Business Administration (SBA) measures the allocation of federal contracts was a key topic of discussion. “Given the hundreds of billions in federal contract dollars at stake each year, ensuring that small businesses have the opportunity to compete ... [...]

Celebrating America's Entrepreneurs

Washington - The Small Business Committee today spotlighted the contribution of entrepreneurs to America’s economy during a full committee hearing on National Entrepreneurs’ Day. The Committee heard from a diverse panel of entrepreneurs on how they were able to achieve the American Dream, creating jobs and spurring economic growth in the process. The panel also testified about the challenges of entrepreneurship. “At a time when business deaths are outnumbering business births, it is vitally important that we do all we can to promote American en... [...]