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  • Learning from History: Committee Examines HUBZone Program @ 20
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – As the Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program approaches the 20 year anniversary of its establishment, experts told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce today that the program faces significant challenges with certification and reporting. “When the HUBZone Program was first established, its goal was to create hope for ‘hundreds of thousands of underemployed or unemployed who long ago thoug... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves FY 2018 Views and Estimates
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON—Today, the House Small Business Committee unanimously approved its Views and Estimates for the FY 2018 budget. The Views and Estimates markup is an important step in the budget process in which House Committees set the funding priorities for the federal agencies within their jurisdiction. “Over the past several years, this Committee has identified numerous issues that have prevented the SBA from playing its vital role in helping small businesses grow our economy,” said Chairman Chabot... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on House Action to Overturn Obama-era DOL Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement on House Passage of H.J.Res. 83,a measure which would block implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s controversial “Volks” rule: “As with so many of the Obama-era regulations, small businesses were hit worst and first by the OSHA power grab known as the “Volks” rule. This sweeping new rule not only failed to improve the health and safety of Americans who work for ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Wilbur Ross as the 39th Secretary of Commerce. “I congratulate Mr. Ross on his confirmation as Commerce Secretary and look forward to working with him to craft pro-growth policies that will open new doors for America’s entrepreneurs,” said Chairman Chabot. “From infrastructure to innovation, the Commerce Department has wide-ranging jurisdiction over a number of ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on President Trump’s WOTUS Executive Action
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s executive action reviewing the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “Over the past several years, our Committee has been laser-focused on cutting unnecessary government red tape that burdens America’s small businesses. Through this effort, we have found that few rules have been as far-reaching and devastating to small businesses as the... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on President Trump’s Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress: “As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I appreciate President Trump putting the issues that affect America’s 28 million small businesses front-and-center in his first address to Congress. Chief among those issues are the skyrocketing costs of Obamacare, which have fallen disproportionately on the backs of... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “From WOTUS to the CO2 rules, our Committee has been spotlighting the EPA's regulatory rampage against American small businesses for years,” said Chairman Chabot. “I am confident that Mr. Pruitt is the right man to rein in this out-of-control agency and provide small businesses wit... Read more

  • Experts: Gov’t Red Tape Has Small Businesses in a Bind
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – Economic policy experts told a Small Business subcommittee today that overregulation is harming the health of the U.S. small business economy and stunting economic growth nationwide. Today’s hearing of the Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access comes as House Republicans are delivering on their commitment to provide regulatory relief for America’s 28 million small businesses as promised in A Better Way to Grow our Economy. “The economy grew at an anem... Read more

  • Stalled Start-ups: Small Businesses Sound Off on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – Small business owners told the House Small Business Committee today that provisions in the current tax code which penalize saving and risk-taking represent the biggest barrier to American entrepreneurship. The hearing comes as lawmakers work towards a comprehensive tax reform package using the House GOP’s Better Way for Tax Reform as a blueprint. “In the coming weeks and months, Congress will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass comprehensive tax reform, the likes of whic... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Linda McMahon as SBA Administrator
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Linda McMahon as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by a vote of 81 to 19. “I congratulate Linda and her family on her well-deserved confirmation as SBA Administrator,” Chairman Chabot said. “Throughout the confirmation process, she demonstrated why she will be a dynamic and effective leader for the SBA. I have every confidence t... Read more