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Obamacare SHOP Delays 101
September 16, 2014
On Thursday, the Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology will conduct an oversight hearing to examine the ongoing implementation problems with the Obamacare Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) exchanges. Unfortunately, the program has created more uncertainty and confusion for small businesses, on top of the rising health insurance costs that are increasing for nearly two-thirds of small businesses that provide health insurance to their employees. The Committee has conducted... More
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America’s Entrepreneurial Decline At An All-Time Low
September 11, 2014
The Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), today conducted a hearing to examine the declining rate of small business creation over the past 30 years and the state of entrepreneurship during this latest economic recovery. The rate of new business creation has dropped by nearly 50 percent from 1978. In 1978, there were 12 new businesses created for each existing business while in 2011 this dropped to 6.2 new firms. Under the O... More
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The Employee Health Care Protection Act Protects Small Businesses and Their Employees
September 11, 2014
House Small Business Committee Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement on House passage of the Employee Health Care Protection Act (HR 3522), which would give Americans in the group insurance market the opportunity to keep their policies in 2014 through 2019 and also give small businesses and their workers the option to choose plans even if they don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s rules. “Complying with Obamacare has been a nightmare for small businesses. Under the healt... More
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Graves' Statement on Study Showing Regulatory Burden Costing Small Manufacturers
September 10, 2014
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement regarding a new study from the National Association of Manufacturers that highlights the regulatory burden that confronts small manufacturers: “Small businesses face record levels of red tape under President Obama’s policies, and America’s small manufacturers can attest that the regulatory burden is a growing problem. A study showing that federal regulations annually cost $2 trillion should be a wake... More
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Committee Examines SBA Management and Urges Transparency and Compliance with the Law
September 10, 2014
The House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the priorities and plans of the Small Business Administration (SBA) with testimony from Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, who has led the SBA since April. The Committee examined the ability of the SBA to meet its statutory obligations to the programs that most benefit small businesses and their role in the economy. “The SBA is responsible for managing a set of core programs designed to help small businesses ... More
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