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  • House Votes to Delay Obama Administration’s Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Bipartisan Measure Gives Small Businesses Six Months to Plan, Fight Click Image to Watch Chairman Chabot Speak on the House Floor WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) hailed House passage of a bipartisan measure to delay the Obama administration’s new overtime rule for six months. This additional time will enable small businesses and other small employers to plan for and fight back against these costly, burdensome new rules. H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief f... Read more

  • Opportunity Rising: Effects of New Regulations on the Commercial Drone Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    FAA: 90 percent of drone owners will be small businesses WASHINGTON – Small business owners told a key Congressional subcommittee today that new federal regulation that allows commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones or UAS, are opening up the skies and opportunities for new jobs and economic growth. However, effective and efficient implementation of the rule and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) next steps to fully and safely integrate UAS into the ... Read more

  • House Passes Committee-Led Small Business Cybersecurity Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Bipartisan Measure Helps Protects Small Biz from Online Hackers WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today applauded House passage of H.R. 5064, the Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation which gives small businesses access to additional tools, resources and expertise to help protect their sensitive electronic data from cyber-threats. “American small businesses are under cyberattack like never before,” said House Small Busi... Read more

  • Chabot, Velázquez Ask for Explanation of 504 Loan Program Outages
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Upon learning that the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) CDC/504 Loan Program has experienced outages for roughly one third of all business days since June, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) have written to SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet seeking answers. The program, which is intended to promote local economic development by providing long-term fixed rate financing for small businesses, is handled throu... Read more

  • IRS Audits Target Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Committee Spotlights Abusive IRS Tactics WASHINGTON – Today, Small Business Committee witnesses told Congress that increasingly aggressive audits by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are harming innocent small businesses, forcing some to close their doors entirely. “The IRS has an obligation to provide small businesses with clarity and to treat all taxpayers with fairness and respect,” said House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The agency has failed repeatedly in meetin... Read more

  • Obama Executive Orders: A Crushing Burden on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Small Contractors Say New Red Tape Pushing Them Out of Markets WASHINGTON – Today members of the small business community told Congress that President Obama’s executive orders are preventing small businesses from competing for federal contracts, raising costs for the taxpayers while killing jobs and economic growth. Today’s joint hearing of two subcommittees of the House Small Business Committee comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small bus... Read more

  • @HouseSmallBiz and #SubEnergyPower Press EPA on Rules Limiting Refrigerants
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    Chabot and Olson Concerned with proposed rule’s impact on American businesses and consumers WASHINGTON, DC – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and House Energy and Power Subcommittee Vice Chairman Pete Olson (R-TX)today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting information related to the legality, cost, and feasibility of the agency’s proposed rule restricting several hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) refrigerants in residenti... Read more

  • Overregulation Killing Jobs and Growth in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Heartland Entrepreneurs Share their Stories with Congress WASHINGTON – Entrepreneurs from rural America today called for relief from overregulation as they shared their personal experiences with government red tape with a key Congressional subcommittee. Today’s hearing of the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses as part of A Better Way to... Read more

  • Chabot Hails Passage of Accelerating Access to Capital Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about House passage of H.R. 2357, the Accelerating Access to Capital Act, legislation which will help entrepreneurs raise capital to start and grow their small businesses: “Access to capital remains a critical issue for America’s 28 million small businesses. Many of our existing laws and federal regulation make access to capital more difficult for small businesses than for large businesses. HR 2... Read more

  • SBA Leaves Committee with More Questions than Answers on HUBZones
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Chairman Chabot Says Congress Must Approve Changes to Program WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today expressed concern that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has failed to improve a federal program that aids small business development in economically distressed areas. Chairman Chabot also admonished the SBA that Congress and the Committee must approve all changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone or “HUBZone” program in order to ensure... Read more