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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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Graves Again Calls on EPA and Corps to Withdraw Flawed 'Waters of the United States' Rule
November 14, 2014
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to withdraw the “Waters of the United States” proposed rule to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA), due to the agencies’ failure to examine the impacts of the proposal on small entities as required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The agencies certified the proposed rule as one that will not have a significant economic impa... More
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GAO: Obamacare Small Business Exchange Enrollment ‘Significantly Lower’ Than Expected
November 13, 2014
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released a report, requested by House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), showing that enrollment for the state-operated Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), created by the Affordable Care Act, was significantly lower than expected. No data was released for the federally-operated SHOP, but CMS told GAO it anticipates similarly low enrollment numbers. This report’s release comes just days after the Obama administration pre... More
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Congressional Quarterly: Small Business Exchanges Find Few Customers So Far, Study Shows
November 13, 2014
Congressional Quarterly: Small Business Exchanges Find Few Customers So Far, Study Shows November 13, 2014 By John Reichard Only 76,000 people working for 12,000 small employers were covered through plans offered by the health law’s small business exchanges as of June, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday. That figure – reflecting 18 state-based small business exchanges – is vastly lower than Congressional Budget Office projections, said House Small Business Committee Chairman ... More
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Graves Disagrees With President Obama Net Neutrality Comments
November 10, 2014
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement in response to the President’s comments regarding net neutrality and regulating the Internet: “The Internet was born and bred from American ingenuity and innovation and has been one of, if not the most, successful drivers of economic growth here and abroad for the past 20 years. Small businesses have come to depend on and utilize the Internet in ways not even imagined two decades ago, allowing them to comp... More
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