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  • Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing WASHINGTON – Today the Chief Counsel for Advocacy and the National Ombudsman from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) described to a panel of lawmakers the challenges posed by new federal regulations and enforcement actions reported to them by small firms. The hearing is the latest part of the Committee’s ongoing efforts to make the SBA work better for small businesses and reduce red tape for Amer... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Obama’s Final Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about President Obama’s FY2017 budget request: "With this final budget, President Obama has shown once again that while he has no intention of helping small businesses, he’s counting on small businesses to help him. Small businesses routinely get hit worst and first as President Obama looks for ways to pay for his agenda. For the President, this budget is a 'Progressive dream.' For America’s... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Weighs in on SBA FY2017 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business approved its official views and estimates on the FY2017 budget for the Small Business Administration (SBA) today. While Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) noted bipartisan support for key programs designed to help entrepreneurs, he stressed the need for swift action to correct serious management problems at the SBA related to IT security, access to capital and competition for federal contracts. “Federal taxpayers and American entrepreneurs m... Read more

  • Million Dollar Mishap: Committee Probes Mismanagement at Key SBA Offices
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    SBA Official: $1 Million System Still Doesn’t Work Lawmakers Press for Answers Ahead of President’s Budget Request for SBA WASHINGTON – Lawmakers pressed officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA) today on reports of mismanagement that may affect two key SBA offices which provide business development counseling to entrepreneurs and veterans who want to start a small business. The hearing comes after a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raised questions about agenc... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on ObamaCare Veto Override
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after voting to override President Obama’s veto of a measure to repeal the central pillars of ObamaCare. “As long as ObamaCare remains in effect, America’s small businesses and the people they employ will continue to suffer its outrageous costs and burdensome mandates. We must continue to do everything we can to get this unworkable, unaffordable law off the books as soon as possible and replace ... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves Defending America’s Small Contractors Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    First Committee Markup of 2016 Bipartisan Legislation Advances to U.S. House WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Committee on Small Business today approved bipartisan legislation to expand and improve opportunties for America’s small firms to compete for federal contracts. The measure, H.R. 4341, the Defending America’s Small Contractors Act of 2016, was approved unanimously by the panel and now advances to the full House of Representatives for consideration. “As a Committee, we’ve worked tirelessly to ... Read more

  • Committee Continues SBA Management Probe with Access to Capital Offices
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    VIEW HEARING HERE WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) continued the Committee's ongoing probe of management at the Small Business Administration (SBA) today with a hearing focused on the SBA's Access to Capital Offices. Today's panel examined the SBA's Office of Capital Access (OCA) and Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM) and whether improvements within these Offices are necessary to ensure sufficient lender oversight and effectiveness in helping small... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Previews President Obama’s FINAL State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Oversight

    Under Obama, Small Businesses Get Hit Worst and First WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about what he expects from President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight: “Small business owners tell me a very different story than the one I expect President Obama to tell tonight. When President Obama circumvents Congress and takes executive action, small businesses get hit worst and they get hit first. From the unworkable,... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Talks #LastSOTU with WKRC in Cincinnati
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) discussed President Obama's last State of the Union address and what it means for the economy and small businesses with WKRC TV in Cincinnati today. Watch the Interview HERE Chabot on the economy: "We ought to be a lot further along than we are right now and unfortunately because the tax code is far too complicated and because the government continues to over-regulate both individuals and small businesses in this country... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Reacts to President Obama's State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address: “President Obama used his last ever State of the Union address to try to divide the American people and those they have chosen to represent them. Tonight, I hoped to hear President Obama reach out to the elected representatives of the people and commit to working with us. Instead, he talked about the ways he plans to work a... Read more