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Graves Asks SBA to Study Rise in Occupational Licenses
August 20, 2014
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today requested that the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy conduct a study on the rise of occupational licensing across states and the economic effects of licensing on entrepreneurs. In his letter, addressed to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Winslow Sargent, Graves outlines the steep rise of occupations subject to state and local licensure laws, which now directly affects about one in three occupations and creates barrie... More
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Why isn't the Senate taking up innovation bill?
August 11, 2014
Why isn't the Senate taking up innovation bill? ​By Chairman Sam Graves When folks hear the term "start-up," all sorts of images are easily conjured in one's mind. You think of energetic young people in Silicon Valley or maybe Boston or Austin creating new innovative businesses; like Facebook or Twitter — hip tech companies with new ideas that seemingly came out of nowhere and now are integral parts of our lives. The good news is this is only part of the story. As Chairman of the House Small Bu... More
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The Federal Government Finally Reaches Its Small Business Contracting Goal
August 1, 2014
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement on the release of the Small Business Administration (SBA) FY 2013 Small Business Contracting Scorecard, showing that for the first time since 2005, the federal government reached the government-wide 23 percent goal for small business contracting: “For the first time in eight years, the federal government has finally met its 23 percent goal for small business contracts. This demonstrates that the refo... More
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Bloomberg BNA: Federal Government Meets Small Business Contracting Goal for First Time in Eight Years
August 1, 2014
By Deborah Billings, Bloomberg BNA Aug. 1 (BNA) -- The federal government awarded $83.1 billion in prime contracts to small businesses in fiscal year ... More
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Telemedicine Is Transforming How Small Medical Practices Provide Care, Reducing Costs
July 31, 2014
The Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, under the chairmanship of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), today conducted a hearing to examine how small medical practices are using telemedicine to expand their reach and grow their businesses. Telemedicine usually refers to medical diagnoses and patient care when the provider and patient are separated by distance, but able to interact through technology. For example, a new mobile health small business launched a new product yesterday that al... More
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