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  • Small Business Committee Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Mark Small Business Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Members of the Small Business Committee joined together to lead the introduction of a bipartisan House resolution recognizing the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28th, as “Small Business Saturday.” “America’s small businesses need to know we are committed to doing everything we can to help them thrive so they can create jobs and boost economic growth,” Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said. “Support for America’s small businesses transcends partisan politi... Read more

  • SBA’s ‘Fuzzy Math’ and Other Challenges for Small Contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce examined continuing challenges for small contractors with a diverse panel of small business stakeholders with first-hand experience navigating federal contracting laws. The inconsistent and often inaccurate way the Small Business Administration (SBA) measures the allocation of federal contracts was a key topic of discussion. “Given the hundreds of billions in federal contract dollars at stake each year, ensuring that... Read more

  • Celebrating America's Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Washington - The Small Business Committee today spotlighted the contribution of entrepreneurs to America’s economy during a full committee hearing on National Entrepreneurs’ Day. The Committee heard from a diverse panel of entrepreneurs on how they were able to achieve the American Dream, creating jobs and spurring economic growth in the process. The panel also testified about the challenges of entrepreneurship. “At a time when business deaths are outnumbering business births, it is vitally impo... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on House Approval of the RISE after Disaster Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight, Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON – Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. House approved the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (RISE After Disaster Act), sending the measure to President Obama’s desk for his signature: “When disasters strike, the last thing a small business needs is to have their recovery assistance delayed by unnecessary red tape and bureaucratic incompetence. This bipartisan legislation represents an import... Read more

  • Chabot: 2 new healthcare surveys continue to show Obamacare is "unacceptable" to small business
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said the following in response to two private surveys released this week on the burden of Obamacare on America's small businesses: "The results of the National Small Business Association and National Federation of Independent Business surveys released yesterday provide further evidence that Obamacare was poorly designed and horrendously implemented. It is unacceptable that small businesses and their employees continue to face hug... Read more

  • 42,000
    Posted in Blog on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, President Obama rejected 42,000 new jobs. These jobs would be created in communities throughout our nation, including places like Cincinnati, Ohio: “When we talk about the jobs Keystone would support, we’re not just talking about numbers. We’re talking about real people, like those I’ve met at the Siemens factory in Cincinnati who stand ready to manufacture the electric motors for the pipeline. We’re talking about more than 42,000 hardworking Americans in cities and towns all over the cou... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Examines Challenges Facing Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to examine the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) verification program for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVOSB). This hearing follows up on a 2013 joint subcommittee hearing that examined the challenges facing SDVOSBs seeking federal contracts using b... Read more

  • Chabot Introduces Legislation To Improve Seasonal Work Visa Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington – Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) on Wednesday introduced legislation to reform the H-2B seasonal guestworker program and make it easier for employers to meet their labor force demands during peak periods by increasing the availability of temporary visas for seasonal workers. Joining Chabot as original cosponsors of the legislation, H.R. 3918, the Strengthen Employment And Seasonal Opportunities Now (or SEASON) Act, are House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Good... Read more

  • Chabot: GAO's Findings on Leadership at SBA "Concerning"
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Last week, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a 134-page report detailing new concerns about leadership and management at the Small Business Administration (SBA). Upon reviewing the report, Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said the following: “The members of the Small Business Committee take our oversight responsibilities seriously because this government is supposed to serve the people—never the other way around. The findings of thi... Read more

  • Small Business Member Reflects on NDAA Veto
    Posted in Blog on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representative Trent Kelly (R-MS) serves on the House Small Business Committee, where he works to defend America's entrepreneurial spirit and the growth of small businesses. For the last 30 years, he's also served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. These two leadership experiences provide a unique perspective on the impact of the President's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act -- a bill that makes sure our men and women in uniform and their families have what they need. Watch an... Read more