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  • Lawmakers Press SBA Administrator on Mismanagement, IT Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Chabot: “What we have here is a failure of confidence in the SBA” Agency Only Implemented 7 of 69 GAO Recommendations You can view today’s hearing with SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet here. Today, members of the House Committee on Small Business pressed Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of United States Small Business Administration (SBA), on a recent GAO report detailing widespread mismanagement at the agency. “The ongoing problems at SBA, as GAO identified, span the entire breadth of ... Read more

  • Government Accountability Report Criticizes SBA Mismanagement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Agency Only Implemented 7 out of 69 GAO Recommendations Administrator Contreras-Sweet to Testify TOMORROW You can view video of the full hearing here Today an official from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) told the House Committee on Small Business that widespread mismanagement at the Small Business Administration (SBA) is affecting the agency’s ability to provide key services to America’s entrepreneurs. You can read the GAO’s full report here. Key quotes from today’s hearing below: “T... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Chairman Hails Passage of ObamaCare Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) praised legislation approved by the U.S. House today to repeal the heart of Obamacare. Passage of this sweeping bill comes days after the health care law’s onerous employer mandate went into effect for small businesses with as few as fifty full-time employees. The measure will now go to President Obama’s desk for his signature or veto. “For over five years, America’s small businesses have been paying the price for the Presi... Read more

  • Chabot Talks Small Business Victories in 2015 on Cincinnati’s Fox 19
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), in a wide-ranging year-end interview with Cincinnati’s Fox 19, talked about how Congress acted to give small businesses big victories in 2015. Chabot specifically talked about how the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act will provide small businesses in Ohio and across the country with tax certainty this holiday season. The U.S. House passed the legislation yesterday making key tax provisions such as Section 179 expensing an... Read more

  • Small Businesses on PATH to certainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON—America’s small businesses took a huge step toward the tax certainty they need today when the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The PATH Act contains several tax provisions that have long been major priorities for small businesses, including a permanent increase in Section 179 expensing, a permanent tax credit for research and development, and an extension of bonus depreciation—which allows businesses to depreciate certain equipment a... Read more

  • Chabot Talks 2016 Small Business Outlook on MSNBC
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Chabot Talks 2016 Small Business Outlook on MSNBC House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) stopped by MSNBC’s "Your Business with JJ Ramberg" this weekend to discuss the outlook for small businesses in 2016 and his work on tax and regulatory reform to help America's entrepreneurs. Watch the full interview here Read more

  • Small Businesses Benefit from Customs Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    WASHINGTON—Today, Congress finished its work on legislation to improve America’s customs and trade programs, opening more doors for the hundreds of thousands of small businesses who seek to export their goods. The final version of H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, included original text from H.R. 2587, a bill HouseSmall Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced earlier this year. These provisions aim to make various federal and state trade agen... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in The Hill: Tax Reform for America's Small Businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    A great gift idea: Tax reform By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) December 10, 2015 The Hill Nobody has more at stake in the tax reform debate than America’s small-business owners. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I am fully committed to making sure their voices are heard. There are over 28 million small businesses in America today, which employ half of all working Americans and are responsible for creating seven out of every 10 new jobs. These economic powerhouses pay 42 percen... Read more

  • Helping the Helpers: Empowering Small Business Advocates
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today small federal contractors stressed to the House Small Business Committee the need to modernize and reform the federal rules for small business advocates so they can better advise and assist small companies who do business with the federal government. The diverse panel of stakeholders told the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce that while some progress has been made, much more needs to be done to empower small business advocates such as the Procurement Center Representat... Read more

  • Chabot Pitches Small Biz Investment at SBIR Expo on Capitol Hill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    WASHINGTON— Entrepreneurs from across the country showed Members of Congress and officials from the Small Business Administration firsthand how the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program makes their work possible at a special event on Capitol Hill this morning. Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), who was joined at the event by Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, said: “In this era of globalization, making it easier for... Read more