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  • 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

  • Washington Post: Chabot one of small business's most influential advocates
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington Post “On Small Business” columnist Gene Marks is out today with his list of the 19 most influential people in Washington who impact small business, naming Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) one of the top advocates for America’s small businesses in the nation’s capital. Chairman Chabot rounded out the list’s top three slots as “one of the most pro-taxpayer members of Congress,” using his role at the committee to meet “frequently with small business owners and polic... Read more

  • Tax Certainty for America’s Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – Today small business owners told the Small Business Committee about the need for tax reform and the importance of the tax extenders package to provide certainty for America’s small businesses. The panel of witnesses stressed to lawmakers that uncertainty over their tax liability makes it extremely difficult for them to plan for the coming year, hire new employees and grow their business. The hearing comes as the future of dozens of tax extenders remain in doubt. Several provisions, ... Read more

  • Better Roads for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives today passed the final version of H.R. 22, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. “Strong, safe roads that connect our communities keep doors open for small business,” said Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The reforms in this highway bill bring responsibility, flexibility, and innovation to the table as we, quite literally, build the future.” Earlier this year, the Small Business Committee held a hearing on why lon... Read more

  • Chabot Backs U.S. House Action to Protect Small Business from Outrageous EPA Power Grab
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. House passed two joint resolutions disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s unprecedented new rules to regulate carbon dioxide from U.S. power plants. The measures were passed by the U.S. Senate last month with bipartisan support and now go to President Obama’s desk for his signature or veto. “At a time when small businesses are being crushed by burdensome regulations and h... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Hosts Roundtable on Burdensome FCC Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Members hosted a roundtable discussion on the impact of new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and reporting requirements on rural telecommunications and broadband deployment for small firms. The discussion was led by Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairwoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa). “As we continue to work through the 114th Congress, it is my goal to ensure that we do all we can to assist tele... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on FoxNews.com: When small businesses succeed, America succeeds
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Chairman Chabot on FoxNews.com: When small businesses succeed, America succeeds November 27, 2015 Three guys walk into a Small Business Administration regional office – a shopkeeper, a rancher and an app developer. No, that’s not the set-up for a bad joke. It’s a useful way of thinking about how policymakers must expand our understanding of small business in the 21st Century. Only by clearly understanding and appreciating the changing face of small business in America can we enact meaningful ref... Read more

  • Chabot in Cincinnati Enquirer: Celebrate, Support our Small Businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Celebrate, Support our Small Businesses Cincinnati Enquirer Nov. 27, 2015 U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, a Westwood Republican, is chairman of the House Committee on Small Business. “We’ve come a long way in less than a decade and one thing’s for sure, Ohio is flyover country no more.” When local tech entrepreneur Chris Ostoich said those words to the House Small Business Committee last week, it certainly wasn’t news to me. Since I became chairman of the Small Business Committee earlier this year, I’ve... Read more