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Making International Trade Work for Small Business
February 11, 2016
98 percent of U.S. Goods-Exporting Firms are Small Businesses WASHINGTON – Members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business pressed officials from the Departments of State and Commerce today about the challenges small firms are facing in navigating the Obama Administration’s Export Control Reform Initiative (ECRI). Today’s hearing was the second in a two-part series where Administration officials were asked to respond to problems identified by small business owners on yesterday’s panel. “I... More
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Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing
February 10, 2016
Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing WASHINGTON – Today the Chief Counsel for Advocacy and the National Ombudsman from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) described to a panel of lawmakers the challenges posed by new federal regulations and enforcement actions reported to them by small firms. The hearing is the latest part of the Committee’s ongoing efforts to make the SBA work better for small businesses and reduce red tape for Amer... More
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Chairman Chabot Statement on Obama’s Final Budget
February 9, 2016
WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about President Obama’s FY2017 budget request: "With this final budget, President Obama has shown once again that while he has no intention of helping small businesses, he’s counting on small businesses to help him. Small businesses routinely get hit worst and first as President Obama looks for ways to pay for his agenda. For the President, this budget is a 'Progressive dream.' For America’s... More
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Small Business Committee Weighs in on SBA FY2017 Budget
February 4, 2016
WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business approved its official views and estimates on the FY2017 budget for the Small Business Administration (SBA) today. While Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) noted bipartisan support for key programs designed to help entrepreneurs, he stressed the need for swift action to correct serious management problems at the SBA related to IT security, access to capital and competition for federal contracts. “Federal taxpayers and American entrepreneurs m... More
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Million Dollar Mishap: Committee Probes Mismanagement at Key SBA Offices
February 2, 2016
SBA Official: $1 Million System Still Doesn’t Work Lawmakers Press for Answers Ahead of President’s Budget Request for SBA WASHINGTON – Lawmakers pressed officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA) today on reports of mismanagement that may affect two key SBA offices which provide business development counseling to entrepreneurs and veterans who want to start a small business. The hearing comes after a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raised questions about agenc... More
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