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Local Accelerator, National Recognition
August 4, 2015
On Tuesday, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) issued a statement congratulating Cincinnati product accelerator First Batch for being selected as a winner in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Growth Accelerator Competition: “I want to congratulate First Batch on being recognized for its outstanding contributions to the startup movement. Cincinnati has always been a community of makers and doers, and the team at First Batch is building on that tradition. By provid... More
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HAPPENING NOW: Biscayne Bay Field Hearing
August 3, 2015
On Monday, August 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Small Business will hold a joint oversight hearing titled, “Restricted Access at Biscayne National Park and Implications for Fishermen, Small Businesses, the Local Economy and Environment.” This hearing will be held at the William F. Dickinson Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Avenue, in Homestead, Florida. If you need further information, please contact Kiel Weaver, William Ball or A... More
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"The REINS Act forces government to think before it acts."
July 30, 2015
This week, the House passed common sense reforms to the regulatory process to hold Washington accountable. H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, would send rules that will have a significant impact on the economy to Congress for an up or down vote before they can be implemented. Chairman Steve Chabot spoke about the bill's importance to American workers and small businesses during debate on the measure. More
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"The REINS Act forces government to think before it acts."
July 28, 2015
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. During consideration of the measure, Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) spoke of the bill’s importance to small businesses and American workers: “There is not a small business person I know that thinks government can create jobs. But they do know government can keep them from creating jobs. The REINS Act forces government to think before it acts. I... More
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Speaker Boehner Signing Veterans Entrepreneurship Act
July 28, 2015
On Tuesday morning, H.R. 2499, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, was signed into law. This bill waives upfront fees for veterans applying for 7(a) express loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help returning warfighters start new businesses and create jobs. There are over 21 million veterans living in the United States. Sadly, the unemployment rate among those that have served in active duty since September 2001 is substantially higher than the national average. The Veteran E... More
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