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  • 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

  • Paper Cuts: Reducing the Paperwork Burden on Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – Today expert witnesses told the House Small Business Committee that federal paperwork requirements are costing America’s small businesses valuable man hours and money. The hearing focused on the effectiveness of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) and explored possible ways to reduce the paperwork burden on small businesses. “While the burden of federal paperwork is felt year round by individuals and small businesses, there is no more relevant time to discuss federal paperwork than in... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Introduces Essential Contracting and Entrepreneurial Development Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    Bipartisan Measures Will Help Small Businesses Thrive WASHINGTON – Small Business Committee Members introduced bipartisan legislation that will improve opportunities for small businesses to compete for federal contracts and modernize entrepreneurial development programs so they can more effectively serve small businesses. “Small businesses create the majority of new jobs in our economy,” said House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). "Whether it is creating new opportunitie... Read more

  • Chabot on Nomination of Althea Coetzee as Deputy Administrator of the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement upon the announcement of President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Rear Admiral Althea Coetzee to serve as Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). “Allie Coetzee’s distinguished record in the U.S. Navy is the remarkable foundation for the innovative and entrepreneurial approach she has since brought to making local, state, and federal government entities work better on behalf ... Read more