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  • Joint Hearing Examines SBIR and STTR Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a joint hearing with the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology to collaborate on legislation to improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Last year, Chairman Chabot and the Small Business Committee successfully fought to include a five year reauthorization of SBIR and STTR in the FY2017 National Defen... Read more

  • Ideas into Action: Small Business Committee Spotlights Business Accelerators
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Entrepreneurs from across the United States today shared their personal stories of starting and growing successful business accelerators with the House Small Business Committee in celebration of National Small Business Week 2017. “As American businesses and entrepreneurs have worked to bring about economic recovery over the last decade, business accelerators have emerged as an inspiring and effective force,” said House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “With an... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in The Hill: Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Hill May 3, 2017 In National Statuary Hall, located in the heart of the U.S. Capitol building, there is a statue of the great American innovator, Thomas Alva Edison. It was placed there by my fellow Ohioans in recognition of the life work of one of our state’s native sons. The statue depicts Edison holding his most famous invention, which changed the world and illuminates the world to this day: the light... Read more

  • Small Business: The Key to Economic Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Ahead of National Small Business Week, a distinguished group of experts toldthe House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access that small business innovation can spur economic growth. “Washington can do more to help America’s businesses with the largest growth potential— small businesses. They represent 48 percent of the workers in the private sector, and make up an overwhelming amount of all businesses,” said Subcommittee Chairman Brat (R-V... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Introduces 2017 National Small Business Week Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—The Members of the House Small Business Committee this evening introduced H. Res. 288, celebrating next week as National Small Business Week. Every President since 1963 has designated National Small Business Week to highlight the unmatched contributions of small businesses the American economy. H. Res 288 details the impact of small businesses in America: Whereas there are more than 29,600,000 small businesses in the United States; Whereas small businesses represent 99.9 percent of a... Read more

  • Storm Watch: Making Sure SBA’s Disaster Loan Program is Prepared
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Officials from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) told the House Small Business Committee today that SBA’s disaster relief loan program continues to struggle with long processing times, fraudulent claims, and post-disaster communication with small businesses. While witnesses praised the RISE After Disaster Act, bipartisan legislation crafted by the Small Business Committee and signed into law in 2015, they noted that SBA stil... Read more

  • SEASON Act Introduced to Provide Relief for Seasonal and Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) has led the introduction of legislation essential to providing relief for small and seasonal businesses that are suffering under a lapse in the H-2B visa program. H.R. 2004, the Strengthen Employment and Seasonal Opportunities Now (SEASON) Act, makes fundamental changes to the H-2B visa program to provide certainty for seasonal employers that have been plagued by the program’s inefficiencies and constantly changing regulatory en... Read more

  • Scam Spotting: Can the IRS Effectively Protect Small Business Information?
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – As the federal income tax filing deadline approaches, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) told the House Small Business Committee today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must be more vigilant in protecting taxpayers’ personal information from identity thieves. “As tax season heats up, so too does tax fraud season,” said House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “In testimony before this Committee last year, IRS Commiss... Read more

  • Taking Care of (Small) Business. Every Day.
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – In her first Congressional testimony since being confirmed as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Linda McMahon pledged to work with the House Small Business Committee to make her agency more effective and efficient in helping small businesses by improving capital access, counseling, and government contracting programs. “This Committee has long believed that the SBA is an agency in need of attention,” said House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve ... Read more

  • Committee Examines SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Groups that assist American entrepreneurs told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce that while key entrepreneurial development programs administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have helped small businesses, reforms could make these programs even more efficient and effective. “From the startup company in my home district in California to the entrepreneurs and innovators all over the country, small businesses employ approx... Read more