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Storm Watch: Making Sure SBA’s Disaster Loan Program is Prepared
April 26, 2017
WASHINGTON – Officials from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) told the House Small Business Committee today that SBA’s disaster relief loan program continues to struggle with long processing times, fraudulent claims, and post-disaster communication with small businesses. While witnesses praised the RISE After Disaster Act, bipartisan legislation crafted by the Small Business Committee and signed into law in 2015, they noted that SBA stil... More
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SEASON Act Introduced to Provide Relief for Seasonal and Small Businesses
April 17, 2017
WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) has led the introduction of legislation essential to providing relief for small and seasonal businesses that are suffering under a lapse in the H-2B visa program. H.R. 2004, the Strengthen Employment and Seasonal Opportunities Now (SEASON) Act, makes fundamental changes to the H-2B visa program to provide certainty for seasonal employers that have been plagued by the program’s inefficiencies and constantly changing regulatory en... More
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Scam Spotting: Can the IRS Effectively Protect Small Business Information?
April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON – As the federal income tax filing deadline approaches, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) told the House Small Business Committee today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must be more vigilant in protecting taxpayers’ personal information from identity thieves. “As tax season heats up, so too does tax fraud season,” said House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “In testimony before this Committee last year, IRS Commiss... More
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Taking Care of (Small) Business. Every Day.
April 5, 2017
WASHINGTON – In her first Congressional testimony since being confirmed as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Linda McMahon pledged to work with the House Small Business Committee to make her agency more effective and efficient in helping small businesses by improving capital access, counseling, and government contracting programs. “This Committee has long believed that the SBA is an agency in need of attention,” said House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve ... More
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Committee Examines SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs
March 30, 2017
WASHINGTON – Groups that assist American entrepreneurs told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce that while key entrepreneurial development programs administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have helped small businesses, reforms could make these programs even more efficient and effective. “From the startup company in my home district in California to the entrepreneurs and innovators all over the country, small businesses employ approx... More
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