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  • Innovation Nation: One Step Congress Can Take to Help Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    Committee Getting a “Jump Start” on Reauthorizing Two Key SBA Programs SBIR/STTR Help Small Firms Get New, Life-Saving Technology to Market WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced at a hearing that he will begin the process for reauthorizing two key programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small firms perform research and development in the science and technology sectors. The Small Business Innovation Research ... Read more

  • Chabot: Small Biz Provides Quality to the Warfighter and Value to the Taxpayer
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    Chairman Testifies Before House Armed Services Committee on NDAA Click on Image to Watch Full Video of Chabot's Testimony WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) told members of the House Armed Services Committee that small businesses are vital to America’s national security because they foster competition and innovation, leading to better products and services for the U.S. military. Chabot urged his colleagues on the panel to incorporate H.R. 4341, the Defend... Read more

  • Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    From the Office of the Speaker: Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement WASHINGTON – In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the country in the coming months. Republican leaders launched the development of th... Read more

  • Main Street Growth Act Opens Opportunities for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    New Legislation Improves Access to Capital for Small Businesses WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) has helped introduce legislation to give small companies new and improved opportunities to access key sources of capital to start and grow their business. H.R. 4638, the Main Street Growth Act, builds on some of the successes from the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act of 2012 by better tailoring venture exchange opportunities for newer, small busines... Read more

  • Hotline Truths: Issues Raised by Recent Audits of Defense Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Audits Reveal Problems with DoD Subcontracting for Small Firms Small Business Committee Has Approved Bipartisan Reform Legislation WASHINGTON – Today an official from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) told a Congressional subcommittee that two key Marine Corps commands failed to meet their legally-mandated requirements for small business subcontracting plans. The hearing comes as the House Committee on Small Business continues its efforts to help small firms better... Read more

  • ICYMI: Customs Legislation Sent to the President
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Photo: Office of the Speaker Yesterday, Speaker Paul Ryan signed H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. Led by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), this legislation helps small businesses participate in global commerce by improving and updating customs laws, opening more doors and creating more jobs. Chairman Steve Chabot and Members of the Small Business Committee have focused on trade as an area of opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs in thi... Read more

  • Chabot Talks Empowering America’s Entrepreneurs at the National Press Club
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Committee Chairman Calls for Tax and Regulatory Reform Featured Speaker at Kauffman Foundation State of Entrepreneurship Address Click Image to Watch Video of Chairman Chabot's Full Speech WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) shared his vision for how tax and regulatory reforms can help small businesses and entrepreneurs in a major policy address at the National Press Club as part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s State of Entrepreneu... Read more

  • Making International Trade Work for Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    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... Read more

  • Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    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... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Obama’s Final Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more