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  • USA Today: The Purchaser-in-Chief

    Posted in In Case You Missed It on October 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Over the weekend, USA TODAY took a look at how President Obama uses executive power over federal contracts to carry out his agenda. "It's completely in line with his sort of pen-and-phone philosophy. Obama is trying to impose his will through his bureaucracy," said Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, the chairman of the House Small Business Committee. "The shame of it is that the people who are going to suffer are small businesses and families all across this country. The large corporations will find a ... Read more

  • Defending Small Business with 21st Century Energy Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    During debate on the House floor over H.R. 702, Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) championed the benefits that lifting the ban on oil exports would have for small businesses. "The untold story of this ban is how it's hurting small businesses," said Chabot. "If America is going to lead the world in energy production, let's not leave one hand tied behind our back." Earlier this summer, the Small Business Committee held one of the first hearings on the subject of how lifting th... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on WOTUS Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States rule. Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the decision: “Few rules have been as far-reaching and as threatening as this EPA power grab. If implemented, family businesses and farmers would be left to sort out a bureaucratic mess and deal with new costs and liabilities. They can breathe a sigh of ... Read more

  • Committee Examines Impact of Flawed DOL Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations examined the consequences of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has criticized the Department of Labor for vastly underestimating the “small business compliance costs” and for not considering numerous “key small entities affected by the rule.” “This rule does not recognize the geographic diversity of the American economy,” said Subcommittee Chairm... Read more

  • This Week At Small Business
    Posted in Committee Hearings on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • The Rise of Entreprenuerial Communities
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • Small Businesses Achieve Victory with Final Passage of NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Small businesses that create jobs and save taxpayer dollars by contracting with the federal government scored a victory today with final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016. The final version of the legislation, approved by the House of Representatives today, includes several provisions offered by the Small Business Committee that open doors for small businesses through the contracting and procurement opportunities. “The National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 r... Read more

  • Small Business Provisions in the FY 16 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Blog on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Small Business Provisions in the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act: Section 821 - Acquisition strategy required for each major defense acquisition program, major automated information system, and major system • Emphasizes that the use of small business must be addressed as part of the acquisition strategy. Section 844 - Mandatory requirement for training related to the conduct of market research • Requires training on market research, which will make it easier to identify potential small c... Read more

  • The Worst Ever
    Posted in Blog on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • "An Executive Order in Search of a Problem"
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON- Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations held a joint hearing to examine the ramifications of Executive Order 13,673, commonly known as the Administration’s blacklisting proposal. The United States Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s implementation of this order threatens to “blacklist” small businesses from competing for federal contracts. While ... Read more