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  • Small Business Committee Leads Bipartisan Resolution to Celebrate National Small Business Week
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, International Trade, Oversight

    FACT: 99.7 Percent of Businesses with Employees are Small Businesses WASHINGTON –Members of the Small Business Committee have joined together to introduce a bipartisan House resolution celebrating the first week of May as “National Small Business Week.” “America’s 28 million small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” said House Committee on Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “This bipartisan resolution reminds these job creators that regardless of our political parti... Read more

  • Helping Small Business Employees Save for Their Golden Years
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Ohio Entrepreneurs Share their Success Stories WASHINGTON – Days before National Small Business Week, members of Ohio’s small business community stressed to lawmakers the importance of protecting and strengthening a plan used by many small companies to help their employees save for retirement. "With National Small Business Week right around the corner, we must do all we can to support America’s 28 million small businesses which are responsible for seven out of every ten new jobs created," said H... Read more

  • House Passes Chabot’s Bill to Help Startups Access Early Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    VIDEO: Chabot Speaks on HALOS Act WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot’s bipartisan measure to help startup companies access early capital was approved today by the U.S. House. The Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, H.R. 4498, passed with a vote of 325-89. “When entrepreneurs are looking for ways to access the capital they need to get off the ground and stay off the ground, they look at every avenue available to them,” said Chairman Chabot (R-OH). “If ... Read more

  • “UTTER HORROR”: What Happens When Small Business Suffers a Cyberattack
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Technology, Oversight

    Committee Hears Harrowing Story about Small Biz Cybersecurity Expert: Could Be Used as Conduit to Attack Gov’t Systems WASHINGTON – Today, a small business owner from Maine shared his harrowing personal experience as the victim of a cyberattack with members of the House Committee on Small Business. At the hearing, expert witnesses also told lawmakers that increased, sophisticated cyberattacks pose a threat to both small businesses and the federal government. “The owners, employees and customers... Read more

  • Bipartisan Small Business Solutions Hit the House Floor Today
    Posted in Blog on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    5 bipartisan bills hit the House floor today. These solutions have three important things in common: they protect and provide opportunities for small businesses to thrive, save taxpayer dollars, and promote greater accountability from the federal government. H.R. 4284, Service Provider Opportunity Clarification Act of 2015 Offered by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) Since 1978, the Small Business Act has required that large prime contractors awarded contracts exceeding $700,000 ($1.5 million for cons... Read more

  • House Passes Five Bipartisan Bills to Help Small Business Thrive
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today approved five bipartisan bills to protect and provide opportunities for small businesses, save taxpayers money and promote greater accountability from the federal government. All five measures were spearheaded by the House Committee on Small Business and now move to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “Small businesses give us the majority of our new jobs,” said House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “These are just five of ... Read more

  • REGULATION NATION: The Hidden Small Business Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Small Business Committee Calls for Cutting Red Tape on Small Biz Click to Read Chabot’s Op-Ed for FoxNews.com on Reducing Regulatory Burdens WASHINGTON – Days before the filing deadline for federal income taxes, members of the small business community told Congress that new government regulations are making it harder and more costly for small companies to start, grow and expand their business. Witnesses at today’s hearing described how new rules from the Obama administration are a “hidden tax” ... Read more

  • Treasury Department Meekly Withdraws Harmful Retirement Plan Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—The House Small Business Committee today welcomed the news that the Treasury Department has withdrawn a proposal that threatened retirement plans for millions of small business employees. The proposed rule would have resulted in increased costs for small businesses providing retirement plans for their workers. The announcement comes days after the Small Business Committee announced a hearing to examine the harmful impact of this proposal on small businesses. “The withdrawal of this pr... Read more

  • Lawmakers Press IRS Commissioner on Small Biz Tax Woes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Chabot: Complex Tax Laws “Steal Time and Money” from Small Biz Koskinen: We Have 1 Million Cyberattacks per day on IRS Systems VIDEO: Chabot Questions IRS Commissioner on Lax Cybersecurity, Risks to Small Biz WASHINGTON – As the federal income tax filing deadline approaches, members of the House Committee on Small Business pressed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the challenges facing small businesses as they try to navigate the complex, burdensome tax code. Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) que... Read more

  • Chabot on FoxNews.com: Getting Government off the backs of America's 28 million small businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Note: The House Committee on Small Business will hear from a panel of experts about the cost of regulatory burdens at a hearing this Thursday, April 14, 2016, titled Regulation: The Hidden Small Business Tax. My plan to get government off the backs of our 28 million small businesses By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) President Ronald Reagan once remarked, “Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Too often, Washington tries to tell America’s entrepreneurs how to run ... Read more