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  • 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

  • The Future of America’s Small Family Farms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Dodd-Frank, Death Tax and the Regulatory Assault on Small Family Farms WASHINGTON – Small family farmers told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade today that capital access restrictions, the death tax and overregulation pose significant challenges to the future of America’s family farms. “Small farms have always been a part of our nation’s fabric, and it cannot be stressed enough that the small family farm is a small family business,” said Subcommi... Read more

  • Making Washington Work for America’s Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Owners Sound Off on Obamacare, Regulations, Taxes WASHINGTON – Today small business owners told the House Small Business Committee that Obamacare’s mandates, as well as overregulation and the current tax code, are having a devastating effect on their businesses, employees and customers. “These issues are important because too often, small businesses get the short end of the stick which is counterproductive to the economic health of our nation,” explained House Small Business Comm... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Hails House Passage of Small Business Health Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) took to the House floor today in strong support of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act. The measure was approved by a vote of 236 to 175 in the House and now advances to the U.S. Senate. VIDEO: Chairman Chabot Speaks in Support of H.R. 1101 “For virtually any one of us in this Chamber, it can be said that hundreds of thousands of our constituents depend on small businesses for their livelihoods. They’ve been... Read more