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Associated Press: Small Business and Politics: How Did Graves Do?
December 10, 2014
Small Business and Politics: How Did Graves Do? By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer Small companies were still reeling from the recession in 2011 when Sam Graves became chairman of the House Small Business Committee. As the Missouri Republican prepares to leave his post, small business has a higher profile, partly because of the committee's legislation on issues like federal contracts and its more than 200 hearings. "I think he's had a pretty good record," says Todd McCracken, president of... More
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Committee Small Business Contracting Reform Included In Final NDAA
December 3, 2014
House Small Business Committee-sponsored contracting reform legislation has been included in the bicameral National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 (NDAA) agreement that will soon be voted on in the House. During the 112th Congress and early in the 113th Congress, the Committee has been successful in including small business legislation that it marked up in the final NDAAs that were signed into law. Given that about 70 percent of government contracts are awarded by the Department of Defense, t... More
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Graves Supports Extension Of Business-Friendly Tax Provisions
December 3, 2014
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) issued the following statement in support of the Tax Increase Prevention Act (HR 5771): “High taxes and a complex tax code have a devastating effect on small businesses,” said Chairman Graves. “I support extending these business-friendly tax provisions that will help our economy improve. The research credit, bonus depreciation, property expensing, small business stock exclusion, and reduction in S-corporation recognition period for built-... More
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Graves Encourages Americans to Shop Local, Introduces ‘Small Business Saturday’ Resolution
November 25, 2014
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today highlighted “Small Business Saturday” in appreciation of the small businesses that help build strong, prosperous communities throughout the nation. Members of the Committee joined Graves and 54 bipartisan cosponsors to support a resolution designating a day as an expression of support for America’s 28 million small businesses. The Graves’ resolution encourages people to buy goods and services locally from the small firms in their co... More
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CQ: Graves: SBA Rule Change Would Hurt Small Businesses
November 19, 2014
Congressional Quarterly: Graves: SBA Rule Change Would Hurt Small Businesses November 19, 2014 By Shawn Zeller House Small Business Committee Chairman... More
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