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  • House Passes Small Business Regulatory Reform Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Regulatory Accountability Act Includes Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements WATCH Chairman Chabot’s Floor Remarks HERE. WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot’s measure to force federal regulators to craft smarter, less burdensome regulations that take into consideration their direct and reasonably foreseeable indirect economic effects, especially on small businesses. Chabot’s bill, introduced last week as the Small... Read more

  • Better Broadband for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Technology

    Chabot Backs House Move to Protect Small Biz from FCC Internet Takeover Watch Chairman Chabot’s Floor Remarks HERE WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today hailed House passage of H.R. 288, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act. This legislation exempts small businesses from burdensome new Internet regulations imposed by President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for five years. The measure also increases the number of small businesses... Read more

  • House Passes Chairman Chabot’s Bill to Help Startups Access Early Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    HALOS Act Wins Bipartisan Support, Advances to U.S. Senate Watch Chairman Chabot’s full remarks HERE. WASHINGTON – The U.S. House has passed Small Business Committee Chairman Chabot’s bipartisan legislation to help startup companies access early capital. H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, was passed by a vote of 344 to 73. “One popular way small businesses connect with angel investors is through ‘demo days,’” said Chairman Chabot (R-Ohio). “These exciting events are spons... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on Passage of REINS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act: "The regulatory impact of the Obama Administration on small businesses has been devastating,” said Chairman Chabot. “The REINS Act takes a giant step in returning power to the American people and making the Washington bureaucracy accountable to them.” The REINS Act would send new rules that will ha... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Introduces Bill to Help Startups Access Early Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – As the 115th Congress gets to work, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) introduced H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act. Identified as a way to create opportunities for new entrepreneurs in House Republicans’ Better Way plan for the economy, this bill builds on a provision of the 2012 JOBS Act by allowing angel investor groups established by local governments, non-profits, universities and other organizations to host events designed to ... Read more

  • House Moves to Stop Obama’s “Midnight Regulations”
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, legislation to give Congress the power to stop, with one vote, all last minute regulations issued by the Obama administration. “Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has gone on a regulatory rampage, issuing major rules that have cost over $100 billion annually,” said Chairman Chabot. “A disproportionate share of those ... Read more

  • A Better Way Begins Today
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act Introduced on Day 1 of New Congress WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) kicked off the 115th Congress by introducing H.R. 33, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017. The bill forces federal regulators to craft smarter, less burdensome regulations that take into consideration their direct and reasonably foreseeable indirect economic effects, especially on small businesses. “Sm... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Linda McMahon’s Selection to Lead the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon the announcement President-elect Trump will name Linda McMahon as his nominee for Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA): “Linda McMahon is an excellent choice by President-elect Trump to lead the SBA as administrator. I look forward to working with her and the new administration to roll back burdensome regulations and increase access to capital for America’s 28 million sm... Read more

  • Still Overdue: Answers from OMB on Paperwork Reduction Requirements
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Chairmen Ask Why Agency Failed to Issue Required Reports Two Years in a Row WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), joined by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), today demanded answers from the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) about its failure to submit required annual reports to Congress on the federal government’s efforts to reduce the paperwork burden on individuals and small businesses. OMB failed to issue ... Read more

  • Small Business Provisions in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Blog on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Small Business Provisions in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act You can read the full text of the Conference Report for the FY17 NDAA HERE. Section 1801 – Plain Language Rewrite of Requirements for Small Business Procurements This section rewords section 15 (a) of the Small Business Act as plain English so that small businesses and contracting agencies will better understand the current requirements of the law. This language originated from H.R. 4341, the Defending America’s Small Contr... Read more